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
“Yes, Walking Works!” That’s what the cover of the February issue of Real Simple touts.
Inside, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to getting fit fast with advice from yours truly. I hope you’ll check it out on newsstands and get inspired to walk more.
You’ll discover the walking advantage, learn important dos and don’ts, perfect your technique, and get the scoop on the 10,000 step guideline. There are also three different walking workout to try.
And on their website, you’ll find favorite walking routes in some of the country’s most walkable cities. Enjoy!