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He walked 100 km a week in the lockdown

By ABHIJIT CHANDRAKANT BANGALE
May 29, 2020 08:54 IST
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Abhijit Chandrakant Bangale, 43, from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, shares his inspiring story:

Abhijit Chandrakant Bangale

I am a cyclist. Since it was not possible to cycle during the lockdown, I chose to walk, do push ups, skipping and yoga.

Right from Day One, I divided my walking into two sessions -- morning and evening.

I found a farm approximately 7 acres large, close to my residence.

The inbuilt fitness app on my Vivo mobile helped me count my steps and km every day.

I soon realised how different cycling and walking are.

Walking, for example requires more patience than cycling.

I started with 5 km in the morning and 7 km in the evening.

Gradually I increased the distance and achieved an average of 16 km per day. On some days I walked 24 km.

I aim to clock in 100 km every week which I am gradually increasing.

In April I walked approx 320 km, followed by 325 km.

Abhijit's weekly walking report

Walking helped me in following ways:

1. Reduce weight

2. Kept me engaged for 7/8 hours a day

3. Act as cross training for my future cycling sessions

4. Build immunity


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