With peripheral artery disease (PAD),
your leg pain can limit your ability to walk and decrease your
quality of life. It may be difficult to go grocery shopping or walk
from a parking lot.
You may be thinking, "If I can't walk from my car to the
shopping mall without leg pain, how could I be in a walking
Here are the steps to begin your vascular walking program.
Choose locations for walking. Some
When you go walking…
Try to begin with a walking speed of 2 miles per
hour (mph). Two mph is a speed where you can walk a
quarter mile (four blocks) in 7.5 minutes.
Walk every day if you can, or a minimum of 4 days per week.
Once you have reached 60 minutes of walking
time, increase your walking pace (how fast you go).
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Vascular Walking Program, cvs-ah-14384 (03/09)
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts