Ramp up Your Walking Routine

Have you been spending a bit too much time on the couch lately?  It’s just as easy to get in the habit of binge watching as it is to get in the habit of binge walking. Get your walking shoes on and head out the door. Follow these recommendations from the fitness experts to ensure you put your best foot forward and develop a healthy, sustainable walking regime. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and invest in a pair of Ray Bans to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

Rigorous and restrictive exercise regimes and diets are a sure way to set yourself up for failure. Start slow, keep it simple and you’ll be more apt to develop sustainable, life-long wellness habits. Start by making a commitment to walking four days a week for at least thirty minutes. On alternating days, select an activity that you enjoy such as gardening, hiking, yoga, kayaking or tennis. The goal is to get your body moving every day. Don’t worry about speed or distance the first two weeks. Establishing a routine is the initial goal. Take a friend, your dog, earbuds or just your private thoughts to make your walk more enjoyable and motivating. Consider investing in a fitness tracker. With a swipe on an App, you’ll be able to see your walking progress measured in speed, distance and time.

Couple your walks with a new mindfulness about eating. Forget restrictive diets; concentrate on simply eating wholesome foods in moderate portions. Just eliminating fast food and sugary soda from your diet will make a huge difference in your energy level and waistline. Excess sodium and massive amounts of added sugars can cause inflammation, bloating and serious mood and energy fluctuations. Ramp up your intake of fruits and vegetables and limit prepared and packaged foods. Between your walks, fun activities and mindful eating, you’ll soon be on your way to a healthy lifestyle. Good luck on your journey!