Walk At An Incline Today
In our conversations this month we are sharing ideas to help you move more and Today's Walking Challenge Is For You To Walk At An Incline. So, what does that mean, right? Will get more specific in just a moment.
The main focus of this 21-Day Walking Challenge is to allow the nature of moving your body well to help you get in better shape and therefore better health. What we know for sure is that walking is the link to living a healthy and vibrant life. We believe walking inspires the mind, activates the body, and nourishes the soul.
Today we are now on day 9 of the walking challenge and we’re going for a 22-minute walk. But first, have you ever considered increasing the incline at which you walk? We learned this idea many years ago and will share it here with you now.
Let’s take a look at your walk today:
Your Walk Today: 22 Minutes Long
Today’s Tip: Walk at an Incline
Now that you have reached day 9 and are into week 2, it is a great time to think about the type of walking you are doing. More specifically if you are walking at an incline. This just means the ground or treadmill is going up at an angle slightly.
It is easy to figure out for a treadmill because you can manually set any incline from 0-12 (or more depending on the model).
Getting outside we mean for you to include some hills on your walk. Including a few hills will help you work a little harder and going up hills when suddenly it feels like you’re working a little bit harder and pushing yourself more.
Why an Incline?
While this is completely optional, a slight incline helps you to push your body more. It is more of a workout and helps you to be more intentional with your walking posture especially with engaging your core as we discussed yesterday https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/how-to-increase-your-walking-speed-today-tip. In the same amount of time, you actually get a better workout! Here is more information on the benefits of hill walking - https://www.livestrong.com/article/515350-what-muscles-get-worked-when-walking-on-an-incline/
Today, if you have been walking outside during this challenge, find a local area with a few hills, or go on a hike as that naturally includes a lot of walking up mountains or hills.
In my neighbourhood, there are many small hills that I can enjoy each day on my walk. With your treadmill, you can just bump it up by a few points, according to how comfortable you feel.
We believe that the practice of walking is one of the ways we connect to living a healthy and vibrant life.
As we take our walks to the hills today we believe this helps us improve, we feel good being outdoors, in nature, or in the neighbourhood. It definitely helps us be thankful for each day that we get outside on our daily walk for our best life.
We appreciate that it never seems as if there are enough hours in the day, but it is so important to make a conscious decision to practice moving well, challenging our bodies in new ways and we believe that walking is the most accessible form of exercise on the planet. Taking care of your mind, body and emotional needs will help you be able to live your best life.
You are your best advocate; if you are not moving well each day, it is easy to get burned out by all of life's demands. Taking some time each day for yourself to get outside and walk can have a profound impact on your well-being. Physical fitness and moving well begin and ends with you!
We would appreciate hearing from you. Will you accept today's challenge? Share any ideas or comments below.
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