Mini-Challenge - Add some Intensity!



Walking is great for your cardiovascular health. Now, for an even bigger boost, let's add some intensity! Some people call them fartleks and some people call it HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training. For at least one walk this week, get moving. Start with 30 seconds to 1 minute of walking fast, then 1-3 minutes of recovery. Repeat for 15-30 minutes of your walk. These short bursts of quick steps will get your heart pounding, and you'll be breathing heavy! Do what you can, and report in. Alternately, you can walk with Nordic poles if you have them. Just using them (which I find a little awkward and have to practice with) can burn up to 3 times the calories as well as get your heart pumping, though it seems like you're exerting the same amount of effort as your regular walk! Try it if you've got them.

Overall result for everyone:

Week by Week Results

Week 5 90% Successful
Week 4 91% Successful
Week 3 100% Successful
Week 2 85% Successful
Week 1 91% Successful

Other Active Mini-challenges:

Walk 50 Miles in May ( weeks 1 to 5 )
Stretch After Your Walk ( weeks 1 to 5 )
I Met My Goal! ( weeks 1 to 5 )