Give your workout routine a fresh start this fall. These four power walks will melt away fat while toning your entire body in less than 30 minutes. You can choose to do them indoors or out, and try a different walk each time you work out to beat exercise boredom.
"Athletic striding smokes hundreds of calories when you boost the pace, duration and intensity," said fitness expert Petra Kolber, creator of the "Step by Step Strength Training" DVD. "Exercisers underestimate how fast or how far they can walk, but you've got to push it to maximize fat-burning and muscle-toningbenefits."
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers International, was once a housewife who weighed more than 200 pounds. She slimmed down to 142 pounds in 1962 and has never been heavy again.
Now, at 86, she lives in a retirement community in Parkland, Fla., and has written her autobiography, The Jean Nidetch Story.
She says she never dreamed that her weight-loss experience would lead to a successful international company that would help millions trim down.
DIETER: Weight Watchers helps 53-year-old man lose 50 pounds
RECIPE: Weight Watchers chicken and black...
Three simple workouts that will take off major pounds.
Pick the one that's perfect for you.
Easy? Check. Cost-free? Check. Gets real results...that really last? Check, check. Well, what more could you want from a slim-down plan — except that it be flexible enough to fit into your busy schedule? Okay, this one does that, too.
In fact, this plan is so easy and natural, it hardly feels like a weight-loss program. Of course, that's the beauty of walking: The simple act of placing one foot in front of the other — no gadgets, no gear, no trips to the gym — can totally transform your figure,...
Never heard of it. Is it a real word? And what the hell does it mean anyway?
OK. Let me tell you a little about how I came up with the word ZumeWalk. The word, Zume, is more about a feeling than it is about a literal word. It's the feeling you get when you complete a great walk or better yet a month of walks. You're "zooming". A good example is how you feel zooming in your car with the sun roof open or the top down on a beautiful sunny Friday. The music is blasting a favorite song and you're singing at the top of your lungs. And you don't care what the world thinks.
Your doctor is absolutely your best resource. See them before you start your walking journey.
Tell them exactly what your doing and how you plan to do it. I know that they'll love the idea of you starting a program of walking. And that the best idea is to start slowly but most importantly get started right after your appointment. That very same day.
Listen to everything your doctor has to say because they have seen it all. And they have years of incredible experience working with individuals designing fitness and nutritional programs that really work.
I know that my doctor is awesome...
So what is ZumeWalking?
It's daily walking routine and building foundation of fitness - step by step. Zumewalking is a personal exercise journey created by each of us and accomplished by walking consistently.
What better way to take a journey than with friends, family or the people who have similar goals. Whether online or next door they can share in our journey and we in theirs. Sharing with those who are chasing the same goal - a fit life. Raising money, sharing ideas and resources. One of my main goals is to raise money by having a one day walk, nationwide, raising money for a charity...
Baked Alaska and Arthur's Walk
There once was a turkey named Arthur, now you see Arthur was a very different turkey, because he lived in Alaska. It seems that he liked the winter, not because he did not want to be someone's Thanksgiving meal, in fact he never even heard of Thanksgiving!
One day Arthur was walking to the store, when he saw a bunch of people chasing after him! He followed his gutt, and suprisingly didn't run! He held up his feathery wing and said in his calmest voice he could have, "Um.....hello, my name is Arthur, and I'm pondering why you are chasing me?!".
A New Tradition- Exercise Thanksgiving Morning
Then Have that Meal to Remember at Grandma's.
SeaCoastOnline.com By Rachel M. Collins
November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving is undoubtedly a time for turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and gravy.
But for many throughout the region, the holiday best known for giving thanks and piling the plates high, is also a time for getting some exercise.
"Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays," said Karyn Patry, of York, Maine. "It's all about spending time with our family."
For the Patrys that has always meant fitting in some...
Walking Away the Stress
OK, I've figured it out. I've been walking a little less each month for the last three months because of a busy work schedule. My monthly average dropped to around 75 miles per month but more importantly my days per week of walking fell off a cliff - 3 per week. This does not work for me! I've got to be out there walking five to six days per week or it show up in my daily life in other ways, not just at the waist line.
How does it show up in my life, you ask?
Well it show up it not ridding my life and body of stress and it shows up in not clearing my mind each day....
Weight loss is Attainable with a Little Effort
"The last thing you need is a burrito supreme." Said my friend Kenny. Ah, yes, it's good to have friends. Kenny was right, of course.
Sometime last winter I reached 191 pounds. When you're 5-5, there's no place to put that much weight.
It had been creeping up on me, starting sometime in the late summer of 1997 when I was assigned to write stories for the Portage Daily Register's football tab. I was driving all over central Wisconsin interviewing smarty-pants high school football players who tried to convince me that their names were...