10 tips to make walking easier when temperatures rise
Summer can be the best and worst of times for walkers. Here’s how to stay cool and safe this summer. 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
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
There are lots of reasons to pick up your walking pace! Burn more calories. Finish your workout sooner. Get more health benefits. Walk a 5K (or any other distance) faster. Set a personal best! 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
“There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” Not sure who said it, but I mostly agree. (There are a few days a year when it’s best to stay indoors.) Wearing the right clothes really does make a difference. Even in miserable conditions, you’ll feel more comfortable and enjoy your walk more if you’re dressed properly. Read more
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
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