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
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
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
Hate cardio? But hate fat even more? We hear you. Science shows that cardio is without a doubt the best way to incinerate calories. Read more
Reminders on why and how exercise really is the best medicine
I’ve been researching and writing about walking for 20+ years and coaching walkers for 10+, but when I opened one of my news feeds this morning and saw the following headlines, it reignited my passion to walk—and I hope it motivates you, too! Read more
What you do or don’t do in the 48 hours leading up to your event can have a big impact on your experience. Here’s how to ensure an enjoyable experience. Read more
Whether this is your first race (it doesn’t matter what the distance is) or you’re an experienced walker with several medals under your belt, here’s some advice to make your experience even more amazing. Read more
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
I want everyone to experience the joys of walking…your story can help! What has walking done for you?
Please tell me about your walking successes (even the little things) so I can share them with others. I’ve found that so many people are inspired to make healthy changes when they read stories about others, like them, who have achieved success. It boosts their motivation and belief that they can do it, too! Please help me to inspire others by sharing your story (I promise that I will notify you before using it.) Read more