Walks Challenge: Week #2
Wonders of Walking!
simple! Walking doesn’t require a huge investment -
other than a good pair of shoes. You can do it anywhere,
any time, in any weather! It doesn’t require any special
skill, talent or equipment. You can do it by yourself, or
with others. It’s easy to increase the intensity of
walking as your fitness level improves.
to Rob Sweetgall, one of the nation’s most avid proponents
of walking and author of Walking off Weight and Walk
the Four Seasons, "walking is one of the best forms
of exercise because it requires no special equipment and
costs nothing." Maybe that’s why research shows
that walking/hiking is the nation’s leading outdoor
activity with 133.6 million Americans participating.
With the Program
ways to walk more. Instead of your morning jolt-me-up cup
of coffee, how about a wake-me-up-stroll? A short walk around
the block each morning is a great way to start the day.
Take a different route to the copy machine or restroom at
work…find the longest route and walk it every time.
outside for the scenic views and fresh air of Mother Nature’s
health club - the great outdoors. Check out local nature
centers in your area for hiking or walking paths near you.
Make sure you take along a bottle of water.
the shoe doesn’t fit… don’t wear it!
matter where you walk, remember that your feet work hard
while exercising. If you’re doing any activity on your
feet make sure you invest in shoes that work as hard as
your feet do and are the right shoes for that type of activity.
you’re an avid walker, your shoes lose their cushioning
and support every 300 to 500 miles. Average exercisers should
replace their shoes every six months or so; people who work
out four or more times per week may need to replace their
shoes every three to four months. And remember shoes do
not have to cost a lot to be adequate.
week take a walk during your lunch hour!