by Camille Uy
THE KAPUNUNGAN SA mga Mass Communicators, in partnership with the SU Mass Communication Alumni Association, is organizing the “5th Walk Live! with Cathy Carballo” fitness activity on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 a.m. at the SU East Quadrangle fronting the University House.
Walk Live! is a three-mile (4.8 kilometers) multi-muscle indoor walking program that is performed with a 32-beats per minute music. The workout starts with a slow pace warm up segment, gradually increasing until it peaks in the second mile mark, and then slowly transitions to the cool down segment, bringing the heart rate back to its pre-exercise levels.
“This three-mile Walk Live! indoor walking program is an aerobic exercise which works all muscles of the body, keeping the heart rate up therefore, strengthening the heart,” said Catherine Leonardo-Carballo (BMC ‘99), a certified Walk Leader trained in Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.
The Walk Live! program follows the American Heart Association guidelines for cardio respiratory fitness of both intensity and time to determine the total calorie cost of an exercise session.
President of the SU Masscom Alumni Association Ruben Bokingo said that the Walk Live! program during Founders Week celebration is expected to encourage living a healthy lifestyle among the Silliman academic community, alumni and friends, said.
Walk Live on Aug. 23 is free and open to the public. Walkers are advised to come in comfortable workout clothes and rubber shoes, and to bring their own hydration.