As sun begins to shine more often, kick-start your spring fitness routine and add a daily walk to your schedule. Long or short, a simple walk can be enough to boost your mood, tone your lower body, and improve overall cardiovascular health.
Start by setting a goal for yourself.
- Walk 3 days a week during your lunch break; or
- Train for a 5k walk (or run!) using a “Couch to 5k” plan, or other similar training plan.
Check in with your walking gear.
- How long have you had your shoes? Replacement times vary with each person, but, generally, you should get new shoes every 300-500 miles.
- Do your shoes offer proper cushioning and support? Talk with your chiropractor to help assess the fit of your shoe.
Get your move on!
- Use a standard calendar or fitness app to track your progress each day. As you see the time and distance piling up, you will feel even more motivated to stick with it and meet your goal.
- Ask a friend to join you! It’s much easier to stay on track when you are accountable to another person.
Remember, whenever you introduce a new fitness routine to your body, begin slowly to avoid risk of injury. Give your body time to adjust to a new level of activity, recognizing when you need to take a break or consult a professional.