When we are born into this world, the first thing we have to learn about TRAVEL is having a mind-to-muscle connection. We have to learn how to gain control of our body so we can pull ourselves up, crawl, walk and then finally run. Jumping is an added bonus! :-)
Once we’ve mastered the basics, the challenge then becomes to be consistent and regular in activities that keep us moving. Due to our environment and circumstances though, sometimes we get to a place that we either can’t be as active as we’d like or we get a bit on the lazy side.
Walking in itself has been shown to have various health benefits;
**For example, regular brisk walking can help you:
– Maintain a healthy weight.
– Prevent or manage various conditions,
including heart disease,
high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
– Strengthen your bones and muscles.
– Improve your mood.
– Improve your balance and coordination.
**Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health – Mayo Clinic
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With the invention of pedometers and other fitness trackers like
FITBIT Charge 2 HR, we can now better gauge how much we walk and just move in general.
FITBIT has these challenges you can do with up to 10 other people in each separate challenge;
1) GOAL DAY
Do everything you can to reach your daily step goal.
2) WEEKEND WARRIOR
Take more steps than friends from Saturday to Sunday.
3) DAILY SHOWDOWN
See who can take the most steps in 24 hours.
4) WORKWEEK HUSTLE
Try to get the most steps between Monday and Friday.
The cool thing is you can do more than one challenge at the same time.
During one particular Workweek Hustle challenge in April 2016, I managed to get over 48,000 steps in one day. I remembered an earlier challenge when I had that same amount and even then I thought how close I was to 50,000. Oh, when you reach certain milestones, FITBIT rewards you with badges and trophies. So after getting a badge for 45,000 steps, the idea of trying for 50,000 entered my mind. I was a bit hesitant at first because of how challenging it was getting 48k. Anyway I decided that I was going to really TRY hard to get that 50k in a day, even though I was still hurting from the day I had over 48,000. The feeling I had when I looked at my stats and saw 50,203 steps was exhilarating! Remember, you CAN do whatever you set your MIND to.
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