Spring is in the air, and if you're anything like me, you're hoping to kick up your fitness routine again. Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and walking can be a great way to fit exercise into your everyday routine. A Walking Program doesn't really require any special equipment besides a good pair of shoes.
I recently received a pair of Vionic Women's Walkers to try out. I signed up for the Vionic Walkabout in hopes of kick-starting my walking program back up. When I first put them on, I could definitely feel their innovative Orthoheel technology. It's built right into all their shoes, including sandals. (They also carry a selection of men's shoes!)
Why is this Orthoheel technology important? Well, I learned that we typically walk on hard, flat, unnatural surfaces and our feet weren't made for that. The hard surfaces cause our feet to over-pronate (roll over) and that can flatten our arches, increase pressure on our lower backs and disrupt normal knee function and hip alignment. Who knew??!
So I've spent over 2 weeks in my Vionics and my feet and legs feel great! I have a goal of 10,000 steps per day. Even when I don't make that daily goal, it's nice to know how far I've gone and challenge myself to move more tomorrow.
3 Easy Ways for You to Get Walking for Exercise:
Go High Tech - Gamification has a way of sneaking into our everyday, so why not use it for fitness too? With devices like FitBit, Nike Fuel, etc, you can set up a support group and make challenges for yourself. You can also use a pedometer or App on your smartphone.
Get Outside - Walking in the fresh air, (why not try during your lunch hour?) can improve your concentration and your mood. Plus getting in those extra steps help your "bottom" line.
Grab A Friend - Walking with a friend is a great way to catch up while you get in some exercise.
Why not put all three of these together and have a blast while getting healthier! What's your best walking tip?
catch you soon -
Disclosure - I received a pair of Vionic Walking shoes to facilitate my review. I was not compensated for my time or required to write this post. As always, all opinions are my very own.