The Power of Walk/Jogging for Hormonal Fitness!

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I’ve rediscovered the joy and effectiveness of roving, or walk/jogging…

for maintaining an effective and consistant workout schedule for when my hormonal balance and energy is low.

Lately I’ve had a dip in my energy levels due to a perimenopausal hormone jag and another round of hypothyroid imbalance. Even though it’s harder to initiate and maintain my regular workouts, it’s even more important to get out and exercise during these dips. Enter walk/jogging or roving which is a fantastic alternative to your usual workout, cardio routine, or for beginning a running program for the first time.

How to rove
The term roving in this instance actually means to ramble, which lends itself to the mood of not putting unneccessary pressure on yourself.

It’s really very simple, which is why it is perfect…

  1. Just get out the door and start walking.
  2. When you feel sufficiently warmed up (at least 5 minutes into your walk) start to jog. 
  3. Go for as long as you can, and then return to walking. 
  4. Rinse and repeat for as long as you can go! You might find you really enjoy this easeful but energetic cardio workout.

You can push yourself beyond your comfort zone when running, or simply return to walking if it suits you. The point is to move and not put a lot of pressure on yourself when you are in a low energy state. But try and go for at least 20 to 30 minutes with this cycle to reap the most benefits from alternating walking and jogging.

Advantages of roving
You’ll find that you are able to go much further if you are used to going only a certain distance as a runner. But the great thing about roving is that you get a mild but effective interval workout, which has many benefits beyond simply walking or running.

You can also use roving as a way to ease into a running program. If you are working on going from the ‘couch to the 5K’, roving is the place to start. Periodic jogging helps to loosen up and strengthen your muscles and ligaments needed to run.

Variations
This technique can be applied to trail walking and running as well. Just be sure to have a good pair of shoes on to keep you stable and protect your feet. Look for hills and play around with jogging and walking on different terrain.

For a well rounded workout for when your energy is compromised, add in some T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus to your roving session and you have a very powerful but easeful cardio and muscle activating workout during your hormonal shifts.

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Dorothy

BrightyBodyFitness.com provides tips and information for staying fit and happy naturally during perimenopause and beyond, using the T-Tapp workout and more.

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