You will need a:
Ideally, use an indoor or outdoor track found at a local school. However, you can also use a treadmill or another flat surface outside.
Start your stopwatch and walk one mile as fast as you can.
Walk as though you were late for an extremely important meeting, but do not break into a run.
At the end of 1 mile, stop your stopwatch and record the time (in minutes and seconds) it took you to complete it.
If you’re wearing a heart rate monitor:
If you’re not wearing a heart rate monitor:
This test is called the Rockport 1-Mile Walk test. The results are commonly used to estimate your aerobic fitness.
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