Welcome to Day 3 of the October Weight Loss Challenge!
Are you a walker?
Do you enjoy walking?
Have you ever used walking as a form of exercise?
Will you walk today? How far and/or how long?
A routine of brisk walking has been proven to have the same effects as more strenuous exercise such as jogging or running. Walking also has many good health and weight loss benefits such as:
- Lowering 'bad' cholesterol
- Raising 'good' cholesterol
- Reduces the risk/or manages type 2 diabetes
- Manages your weight
- Helps you to stay fit
Make walking comfortable by maintaining good posture. Keep your head up with your eyes forward, shoulders back and relaxed. Remember to tighten your abs and buttocks as well. If you have a pedometer, use it to track your steps/distance.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, anyone can effectively and safely lose weight by walking.
October 3, 2012 at 9:51 AM
Are you a walker? I do walk-at-home videos quite frequently
Do you enjoy walking? Yes I do, I'd love to do it outside alone more often, but I have to take the kids and they're pretty slow walkers.
Have you ever used walking as a form of exercise? Yes
Will you walk today? How far and/or how long? I don't think so. I did a WAH last night for 45 min (3 mi), but I think I'm doing yoga today.
by fnlyhappy65October 3, 2012 at 9:53 AM
I LOVE walking but with working full time and being a full time student it has been pushed to the back burner. Today I will walk 45 minutes with my dogs after work! That is my goal for today.
by eventtalkOctober 3, 2012 at 9:57 AMYes, I try to walk at least 15-20 minutes a day. I'm usually baby wearing my daughter so that adds in my strength training for the day.
by sillyfrostyOctober 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Yes, I am a walker. I don't have a car, so unless I can arrange a ride somewhere, I have to walk. I do enjoy walking, especially with my daughter in her stroller. I have also used walking as a form of exercise. Sometimes I'll go to the mall just to walk around for a couple of hours. My town has their annual Harvet Hustle this weekend. There is a 7k run and a 2 mile walk. I'm not big on running, but I will be participating in the walk.
by Jace1028October 3, 2012 at 10:04 AMI am a walker! It is my favorite physical activity (besides lovin' my hubby!) I love going on brisk walks in the morning. I can walk for hours now. =]
I want to walk today. And I am going to try. Working and kids make my schedule hectic but I NEED to carve out more me time.