Did I say, whike? I meant walk, no hike. Oh well, nothing cures, like a good long 'whike.'
'Whike' - walk and hike, half brothers but very different and the difference between the two is location, location, location. I'm please to introduce the Whike Brothers.
Hiking is the outdoor, jean wearing, granola eating, nature filled, ruggedly handsome brother.
While walking is the slick, suit wearing, latte sipping, let's do lunch, sub-urban, skyscraper surrounded other brother.
See, told you, it's all location. Hence, 'whiking' is actually the same thing just in different locations. Both...
I don't think there is anything I can say which will add anything to this wonderful story from "Weight Loss Success Stories." Thanks to Isadora for relaying these stories to the rest of the walking and exercise world.
Walking Clubs for Fitness Motivation
I know a woman, a friend of a friend, who has a gorgeous figure. She's slim and has a very healthy glow about her. She's no young pup in her twenties. She was born the same year as me.
And the secret to her fit body and vibrant looks is a regular walking regiment. She started this a few years ago, when her two kids were still in elementary...
Why not unfold your inner origami by taking one step forward?
Humans are complicated, constantly evolving, folding and unfolding ourselves. The trick in the folding and unfolding, is revealing and reaching out, for a beginning. Why not reach out and start your exercise self-exploration with a program designed specifically to, "Walk Off the Weight," by Elena Rover writing for Fitness magazine. Elena gives us three easy tips to turn up the heat on your walking and toning program. And maybe in the process some inner voice or passion will be revealed through the process of starting.
Turn up the fat-melting,...
Glove box driving rage.
"Traffic Jams Harm the Heart" By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
Study finds chances of heart attack triples in first hour after commuting. If I arrive late to a meeting, I usually find myself stressed and it takes me a while to unwind. The article in Health Day provides insight on traffic, commuting and heart health.
After a four-year analysis of nearly 1,500 heart attack cases, the authors came to the conclusion that making one's way through traffic -- whether as a driver, a rider of public transport, or even a bicyclist -- seems to more than triple the chances...
OK, you're not a geezer but walking will help you look and feel younger at any age.
The benefits of walking for healthy aging are numerous and in the About.com article, "Walking as an Anti-Aging Exercise" by Mark Stibich, Ph.D. gives us his outlook:
How Much Walking Should I Do For Anti-Aging? - That’s a really good question. In this study, the walking group met three times a week. They started out slowly, walking only 10 or minutes the first time. Over the four months, they built up to walking 40 minutes each time.
How Much Did Walking Help Aging? - All the study participants...
It's only natural and it happens to everyone, a lack of noticeable progress sometimes can brings you down. You're working your butt off every week and it's easy to have a "that" day when you're not happy. A glance in the mirror and the flood of disappointment hits you. Why am I working so hard? I'll tell you why.
Even when I'm right on track with my monthly workout schedule, I have those days too when I'm not happy with my "external" progress. That's when I try to focus on the big picture, where was I over a year ago, where am I now and where am I going? The realization hits me right between...
"Many years back, as infants, we began walking. We weren’t very good at it. Our first steps were hesitant, our balance wasn’t very good, and we stumbled often. With practice we improved to the point where most of us don’t have to think about walking. Most importantly, when we first began walking we did not suffer any overuse injuries, although we may have had a few dings and bruises from falling. We need to make sure that we carefully approach a healthy walking fitness program and do all is possible to avoid injury. By avoiding injury you’ll be able to make progress to your goals as rapidly...
Goodbye cellulite, hello beautiful legs.
Cellulite is hated universally and there is only one true cure. Of course, they'll sell all kinds of creams, lotions and potions that claim to get rid of cellulite. In the article "Wipe Out Cellulite" at Prevention.com, the research shows that the one key to reduce or eliminating cellulite is exercise and that crash dieting can actually make the appearance of cellulite worse:
"Crash dieting can actually make cellulite worse by reducing skin's elasticity, making more of those little puckers noticeable. Gradual weight loss (to better preserve skin's...
"I'm the healthiest I've been all my life," Britney, 26, tells OK!. "My diet has a lot to do with my getting into shape. I have no sugar. I don't eat fruit or even fruit juice because of the sugar. I eat chicken and salmon and rice. I eat avocados. I'll have egg whites for breakfast and sometimes turkey burgers for lunch. I try to do just 1,200 calories a day. It may sound like it's not much, but it's actually a lot of food if you eat the right things."
"Of course, Brit also hits the gym on a regular basis, doing "lots of cardio and weights" five days a week." says Brittany to OK Magazine.
I have been known to get bored. Who doesn't?
Here are a few ideas to bring your walks back into harmony.
In the article "Mood Lifter: A Daily Brisk Walk," Connie Tyne, executive director of Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas, suggests
"warming up gradually and then doing a few minutes of fitness walking (medium strides with arms moving at a 90-degree angle) followed by power walking (smaller, quicker steps, as if you're in a big hurry). You can also jog for a short distance or until you feel tired and then return to fitness walking."
One thing I do occasionally, is run the hills on the shorter...