A fantastic way to start incorporating more fitness into your daily regimen is to start walking!! I always say SOMETHING is better than nothing!!
Walking is simple and a GREAT way to get your body moving!! If you want to incorporate walking into you fitness there isn’t any reason to go all CRAZY hip swaying, flying arms pumping, etc.
K. I. S. S. – keep it super simple!!
• Stand tall and up straight, keeping your chin up and shoulders back (no heavy gorilla slouching arms)
•Don’t stare at your feet -stare straight ahead
•Let your arms bend naturally and move naturally. Shoot for a comfortable 90 degree bend in your elbows.
•Relax your hands! A tip I give runners that works for walkers too is to act as if holding a potato chip-no tense fists.
•Wear supportive shoes (not a good idea of walking for fitness to wear office flats, heels, loafers, boots etc)
•No need to huge leap like strides. AGAIN K. I. S. S. -walk naturally with a natural stride. (Less chance of pulling a groin muscle lol)
•Walk on safe flat surfaces -going on trails as your begin this lifestyle journey may not be best first time idea!
•Start at a slower pace, feel your breathing get a bit more labored than usual, allow your muscles to warm up before you pick up the speed
• AND OF COURSE…When finished, spend a few minutes doing gentle stretches — while our muscles are still warm there is less chance of injury!
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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!