You may be surprised to know that I did NOT take a single walk this weekend. In fact, my goal for yesterday, Mother’s Day, was to NOT get out of my PJs! And NOT feel guilty about it! Proud to say I accomplished the first part, but I admit there was a little guilt about being unproductive. (Good for you, though, because it inspired me to write this blog.) 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
You’ll save time and speed up results!
To do intervals, you simply walk as fast as you can for short periods of time and then recover for slightly longer intervals at your normal speed. Here’s a 4-week plan that I created to get you started! Read more
I used to teach high-impact aerobics classes and run. But when I participated in an amazing breast cancer walk, I discovered the power of walking. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
With a little bit of technique and some practice, you can shave minutes off of your time! Don’t care about your time? There are lots of other reasons to pick up the pace! Read more
Training plans for procrastinators
I know you meant to start training earlier this summer. I’ve been there myself more times than I’d like to admit. But that’s no reason to miss out on all of the fun the Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Half Marathon has to offer on November 5, 2017! Read more
Discover how you can get more benefits out of walking! Training starts September 30th, and here are 3 ways to participate:
1) The comprehensive plan includes in-person group training walks along with an 8-week 5K training plan and lots of support.
2) The basic plan provides an 8-week 5K training plan and lots of support for those who can’t make or don’t want to do group training walks.
3) The group training classes are for those who simply want to get more out of their walks whether or not they are doing a 5K.