I’m passionate about power walking. It helped me lose 60 pounds in a year and keep it off!
But in my early days of walking, I wasn’t yet a fitness professional, and I made some rookie mistakes that led to a painful bout of plantar fasciitis and other issues. Those mistakes included a lack of proper physical preparation before my walking workouts, and not utilizing recovery techniques afterwards.
If you’re also a walker or runner, it’s important to prepare your body for exercise, to help you have a better workout and most importantly to prevent injury.
I also highly recommend using a foot roller before and after walking, running or any other exercise. This has made a big difference for me. I still use it daily, before every workout or walking session.
Here is a simple routine of stretches to help you warm up and cool down.
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