Brisk Walking for Good Health

Today, I decided to start doing some brisk walking around a suburban road circuit. It has a fairly steep and lengthy hill and several ups and downs along the way.

I checked out a few background facts on the Healthline site:
https://www.healthline.com/health/exercise-fitness/average-walking-speed#what-is-a-brisk-pace

Apparently, the average walking speed for a man aged between 70-79 is 2.8 m.p.h. The Healthline site says a brisk walking pace is around 3-3.5 m.p.h. I covered something between 2 and 2.5 miles in about 45 mins. So that looks like a speed of around 3.00 – 3.5 m.p.h. Basically I would appear to be, roughly-speaking, on target.

It remains to be seen whether this mirrors the dreaded New Year’s resolutions, and will cease after a few weeks. It might be difficult to manage a daily walk and my motivation may take a dip if it is raining. I shall have to wait and see.
Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

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