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Walk a half marathon? All it takes is 10 minutes a day to get started!

Yes, even beginners can walk a half marathon!

The Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Half Marathon–in its eighth year–is a 5-star, walker-friendly event! With 4.5 hours to complete the 13.1 mile course, it is a great half marathon for beginners and first timers. For avid walkers and experienced half marathoners, there are age-group awards to vie for winning. The half is on November 4th, and here are training plans to get you started! Read more

The Best Time of the Day to Walk

I’m often asked when is the best time of the day to walk or work out.

There is research showing that AM exercisers are more likely to stick with an exercise program compared to people who exercise at other times of the day. Not surprising when you consider that there are fewer distractions at that time of the day to derail your best intentions. But what if you are NOT a morning person? Read more

Discover New Walking Paths

The more walking routes you have the more likely you’ll be to walk!

What comes to mind when you think of taking a walk? Probably strolling around your neighborhood or development. Or maybe walking in a nearby park or on a local trail. While those are great options, the more locations that you can associate walking with the more steps you’re likely to take. Think about the places you go on a regular basis. Read more

Walking & Talking

Make a walking date. Invite a friend to walk with you, and you’ll be more likely to do it!

As expected, temperatures dropped to the low 40s, and it was windy, grey, and cloudy. Perfect excuses to blow off a walk. To help me stick to my early spring walks, I made plans to walk with my friend Jessica. Having someone to chat with made the minutes and miles fly by and brightened up an otherwise dreary day. Read more

The Power of Hills

Taking your walks vertical is a quick way to boost the intensity

With temps in the upper 50s and the sun shining brightly, I couldn’t wait to get out for a nice long walk. I was going to take advantage of the good weather (forecast for the next few days doesn’t look so good) to do a kick-butt walking workout! The past few days my walks had been more moderate. While all walking is good for you, there are added benefits to alternating leisurely to brisk walks with more vigorous ones. Read more

Double-Duty Walk

Usually I walk to stay fit, but today I walked for transportation—to get from point A (my daughter’s school) to point B (the store).

I’m all for making a walk do double duty–a good workout and a way to get an errand done. Just about everyone can walk a mile, and according to the the League of American Bicyclists, about 30% of all trips we make are one mile or less. Unfortunately, most of those trips are made by car–and I’m just as guilty as most. Read more

Walking Wednesdays!

Step away from the computer, hop off the couch, get out of your car—and start walking for a hump day boost!

It’s easy! You don’t have to change your clothes (shoes maybe). You can do it anywhere—around the block, in a park, throughout your neighborhood, around a parking lot, through a mall, from floor to floor in your office building, up and down the aisles of your grocery store, or even walking in place. Just get moving for at least 10 minutes today—and discover how good you’ll feel! Read more

Walk Away from Thanksgiving Stress

8 Reasons to Make Walking a Holiday Tradition

There are lots of reasons to be thankful this time of the year, unfortunately for many stress often overshadows gratitude. Whether it’s traffic jams, hours of cooking and cleaning, family conflicts, or guilt over too much indulging that’s creating stress for you, an after-dinner stroll–either solo or with family or friends–can help in a variety of ways. Here’s how! Read more