Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Walking - something we do everyday right? Good news! It's one of the best forms of exercise!
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Whale
10 May
Ok
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Just curious do you wear a fitness tracker? And if so how many steps do you get a day?
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
Hi Tiffany. I wear one and most days walk at least a mile and that’s in my house
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Whale
10 May
Hello
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Hello Shawn
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Bear
10 May
Hello
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Hello Ray
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Do you know what some of the benefits of walking are?
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Bear
10 May
Thanks
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Getting our steps in every day can have a huge impact on our overall health.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
For starters, walking is good for our heart and lungs, improving cardiovascular and pulmonary Fitness and reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
Yes indeed
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Most people do. I always recommend wearing one, many people who thought they would never be interested are often surprised how helpful it is to them in reaching their goals.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Other benefits of walking include management of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and joint and muscular pain or stiffness
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Walking is weight bearing so it helps to build stronger bones and improves balance, it's a functional exercise!
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
I sure do need balance improvement
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Although some say we should shoot for 10,000 steps a day, increasing steps taken in small increments will be helpful to your health
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Modifying the walk to challenge our balance systems can be done by taking a few minutes during the walk to stand or walk in tandem, or stop for a minute and stand on one foot, but always think of safety and have something to hold on to.
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
Good advice
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Limbering up the entire body including the feet can be helpful before a walk especially if you have arthritic feet. Again have something to hold on to, lift one foot, point and flex it, circle it, wiggle your toes inside your shoes.
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
Oh good
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Some basic total body lumbering exercises can be helpful not only for the feet but for the whole body before and after your walk.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Another good thing about walking is the intensity can be modified according to your Fitness level and your goals.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
For example, if your Fitness level allows, you can walk more briskly, and maybe add some incline if it's available, if your goal is to lose weight or make large gains in your cardiorespiratory Fitness. If you happen to get winded, slow down a bit until you recover. Remember you should always have clearance from your doctor before you start any exercise program.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Do you know what my personal favorite thing is about walking?
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Besides walking I do some form of exercise everyday but I still need to get out for a walk, any guesses?
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
It improves your mental health
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Mental health, green exercise is healthy for the mind and our emotional being. For that reason I go out for at least a short walk everyday..😊
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
And with Covid that is very important
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
So I think we agree the list goes on and on, walking is the most doable exercise for most people, and for that reason it just happens to be the most popular exercise in the world
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Any questions or comments?
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
I am going to direct message you
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Have a nice week everyone!
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ChestnutHelper
10 May
Thank you Tiffany
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Octopus
10 May
Did i miss the live session?
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
10 May
Oh yes, so sorry, I forgot to end the session
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