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Just Beginning an Exercise Program?
8 Tips to Avoid Injuries While Exercising

back painEvery person that exercises fears getting that dreaded injury. Every beginner that is new to exercise has an overriding fear of getting an injury when
they finally have the motivation to start a new adventure in exercise. As a coach, it is a main responsibility to make sure that everyone from a beginner
to an athlete is safe from the injury that is going to take them away from their main goal. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to keep the body
going without it breaking down in the end.

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How You Burn Calories Walking
Everyday Health
Your weight and the distance you walk determine the energy calories burned while walking. Walking speed matters less than distance and weight. A rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile are burned for a 180-pound person and 65 calories per mile for a 120-pound person. Use this calculator or see the chart at the bottom of the page.
Click here for the walking calories calculator.

Couch to 5k
Running/Walking Plan

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Never thought of running/walking a 5k? Well here's why you might consider beginning training for one:
Participating in a couch to 5K plan just might help you to lose weight and becoming more active may help improve your overall health as well.
Now you're asking, how do I get started and just how many miles is a 5K anyway?  Well, a 5K is 3.1 miles and to help you get you underway we've put together some information and soon (2 – 3 months) you’ll be ready to run/walk your first 5K. 
Now the tips to get you started:
Dress appropriately for the weather.Make sure that you warm up and stretch before each run/walk. Cool down after each session.
Click here for a beginner’s run/walk program…
Hopefully this plan will transform you from a couch potato to runner/walker, getting you to begin running or walking your first 5K in just two months.

And click here to pick a local 5K Race…



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