This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.
If you've spiraled down a TikTok rabbit hole in the past few months (I'm right there with you), chances are you've come across the 12-3-30 workout. The simple walking method went viral as soon as health and beauty influencer Lauren Giraldo raved about the idea back in November of 2020—and given its utter simplicity, it has exploded right off the For You Page and landed in the laps of trusted doctors and experts, including integrative medicine doctor and mbg Collective member Amy Shah, M.D.
But let's back up: What is this workout method, and is it really the best (read: most efficient) walking routine of them all? Shah recently discussed her thoughts over on Instagram, and we'd be remiss not to share.
What is the 12-3-30 method?
Here's the gist: You walk on the treadmill at a 12% incline, at 3 miles per hour, for 30 minutes. For some, this workout might seem like (excuse the pun) a walk in the park; for others, it's a more unrealistic endeavor. Allow Shah to explain. Read more...