Training Tip of the Week: Walk it out!

Walking.

 

 

We walk to get places, to do things, to see people and commute – but what about using it as a way to squeeze in physical activity while working out bad juju?

 

I’ll elaborate more in a post Wednesday about how I feel Exercise can be the BEST MEDICINE, but for today let’s focus on walking.

 

When’s the last time you went for a good walk? I mean, really?

 

For me? I was a RUNNER – for quite some time. I say WAS because I haven’t run in a long time. Nothing more than a few miles, but not because I dislike it by any means. I enjoyed setting those goals of running races and the feeling of hitting the pavement, but gears shifted once I started teaching more and FITNESS became my CAREER.

 

I had to take a deeper look at what was most important, and I couldn’t risk getting hurt. So, I decided to monitor my intensity so that I could give it all I had when I taught. I also began reading more at that same time and realized I had a hard time staying put – I wanted to MOVE! So, I blended the two together and have created a fun new morning routine that includes: The morning walk.

 

What are BENEFITS OF WALKING?

✓ Anyone can do it! From beginner to advanced ‘exerciser’

✓ It’s low impact and easy on the joints

✓ It gets us moving! Even if you can’t go all-out with a workout, you can take a break from sitting by walking

✓ It can be a great way to catch up with a friend – Walk and Talk!

✓ After a meal, it can help utilize our food and level blood sugars

✓ It can help to burn fat and improve heart health

✓ It can reduce stress and helps us mentally

✓ It can be quiet time – meditation time – good alone time

✓ It can improve balance and stability in any fitness level – using our bodies to navigate level ground slowly

 

AND THE LIST GOES ON!

 

 

When’s the last time you went for a good walk?
How do you feel a good walk could benefit your every day life?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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