Did you know that walking 10,000 steps a day for one year can result in a 7-pound FAT LOSS from your body – thereby cutting your risk of stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes by 50%? All you need to do is WALK!
Your belly, butt and thighs will be stronger and more shapely than ever.
Clip on your pedometer and start tracking your steps today. Your pedometer will likely become your new best-friend-ever!
Walking offers many tremendous health benefits, including building bone density and improving posture, balance and mood. YES, EXTREME HAPPINESS!
The Nordstrom Corporation recently launched a new company-wide Wellness Care program to help employees improve their health and reduce yearly healthcare costs. I introduced them to the 10,000 steps-a-day walking program, endorsed by the American Heart Association as an easy, convenient, inexpensive and fun way to get healthy and lower healthcare costs. When I first spoke the words “10,000 steps,” most of the audience members gasped. “It’s such a big number — it seems almost impossible.” But it’s really not.
With a one-day-at-a-time perspective, walking your way to good health is entirely doable. You’ll begin with 1,000-3,000 steps, the average number a sedentary person moves in a day — which is unacceptable to the AHA and me!
Our goal is to guide you in adding 500 steps each week to your daily total until you reach 10,000 .
Purchase a pedometer and put it on as soon as you get out of bed in the morning. Take it off only before going to sleep at night. Do this for 3 consecutive days to determine your average number of steps per day. Begin your 10,000 steps a day walking program with this number.
Make a statement about YOU this spring with a brand new pair of walking shoes. This season athletic shoes come in a rainbow of fabulous fun colors and designs.
SHOPPING LIST 1-2-3
1- New shoes that show off your fun creative side
2- Mini-Motivator Pedometer
3- A pair of fun comfortable socks
By 14 weeks, you WILL be walking 10,000 steps a day if you add 500 each week. That’s equal to 5 miles a day — awesome! The simple act of putting on your pedometer- a mini yet powerful motivator – and wearing it all day, will inspire you to want to walk with gusto and grace! You’ll look forward to walking. Your new shoes, pedometer and attitude will also inspire you to walk the stairs instead of the elevator or park at the far corner of the lot.
I tell myself, and my students, everyday: “If you can, you must.”
Always love and lots of walking!