On Plan!

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
April 2, 2009 2:54pm CST
I worked out a new plan for myself starting yesterday, April 1st. The plan is to walk 30 minutes a day, six days a week. I need to do this because my blood pressure is creeping up on me again. I am hoping the exercise will help lower my blood pressure. It has in the past. I know, why didn't I keep it up? Who knows? UGH Are any of you using walking as a means to lower BP?
4 responses
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
That's a good idea. I sometimes have walking when I have time because it is colder this time.. Maybe during summer time I can devote my time to it.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
10 Apr 09
You should. Once you get used to it, you'll really enjoy the daily walks. I'm still enjoying mine. I'm down 8 pounds from the first of the year now. Not fast I know, but least it's going in the right direction!
• United States
4 Apr 09
nope i am walking to try to get the strenth up in my knees because they are week i have bone problems and if i dont want i will lose the muscle i have left in them , i cant take long walks because my knees give out but i take short ones and biuld up from there with summer comming it will be easier on me , so me and my children will go for walks which they like to do alot which is good because it keeps them active and away from the tv and video games.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
5 Apr 09
That's great! Walking with your children is a wonderful thing to do as a family. I hope it really does help your knees. I have torn cartilage in one knee, and it seems to get better when I stick with my walking, but does hurt when I first start back.
• United States
3 Apr 09
Good for you. I'm in California now so I'm walking all the time.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
3 Apr 09
That's cool. Bet you'll have alot of pretty walking days. I've walked the first and second, and plan to go again today, so keeping on track so far!
• United States
2 Apr 09
Well my blood pressure not enough of a problem to use walking to lower it... but I do walk regularly to keep myself in shape. I hope you keep up with your walking plan this time. It's not going to work if you don't.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I know. I hurt all the time, so sometimes skip exercise. I know I shouldn't, but some pain is hard to work through. I should ALWAYS walk/workout on lower pain days to compensate for the high pain ones. I'm trying to do better!