Atlanta 2-Day Walk on TV!
Dr. Jacqueline Walters is a breast cancer survivor and has been an Atlanta 2-Day Walker for several years. She also happens to star in a new Bravo TV reality show, Married to Medicine. If you participated in the 2-Day Walk in 2012 you might remember camera crews following the walkers all day Sunday and a wonderful […]
Water is King!
According to the Mayo Clinic, dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If lost fluid remains unreplenished, you may suffer serious consequences. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty – drink up before, during and after your […]
What Not to Wear
What you wear during a fitness walk can make all the difference. Your clothing has a surprisingly important role in the effectiveness of your workouts. If you aren’t comfortable, you are much less likely to give it your all while exercising. Keep these tips in mind when shopping for your workout outfit: Choose Breathable Fabrics […]
Don’t Forget to Stretch
It’s easy to rationalize not stretching by claiming that it’s not important or it has nothing to do with health and fitness. While it’s true that stretching alone will not do much to shrink your thighs or get rid of “love handles,” as part of a regular walking regimen, stretching offers countless benefits. Proven benefits […]
10th Anniversary 2-Day Walk Routes Released!
Are you ready for the 2-Day Walk Weekend? We are 18 days away from the 2012 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer and the excitement is building! Here are some tools to help you prepare: Walk Routes for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk (May change without notice) Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday Walk Weekend Agenda Parking […]
Use Tea To Your Advantage
Drink more tea. When the whole Starbucks craze started, I always felt left out when my girlfriends wanted to meet for coffee because while I love the aroma of fresh brewed coffee, the taste makes me gag and cringe. But then a friend turned me onto hot tea, and things have never been the same […]
Prevent Muscle Cramps
Don’t let muscle cramps derail your walking workouts. Everyone who walks regularly will probably experience muscle cramps at some point. Not only are they painful, but they can actually make your walks less effective and even force you to cut your exercise time short. Besides drinking plenty of water – which you should be doing […]
Healthy Eating On a Budget
It’s true that eating healthy can be more expensive than buying junk, but there are things you can do to lighten the impact on your wallet. Keep in mind that food is much more expensive in restaurants, take-out/delivery, and fast food chains than it is in a grocery store, so don’t use money as an […]
Walking is a fantastic way to get your heart pumping, burn fat, and stay healthy. But, many of us don’t know how to do it properly. I know what you’re thinking: there’s a wrong way to walk? Well, yes, actually. Like any exercise, you’ll get the most benefits by learning the proper technique. Here are […]
What if Willpower Isn’t Enough to Stick to Your Nutrition Plan?
Willpower is fine for short-term diet progress, but long-term healthful eating success requires planning and preparation. In the past, falling of the diet wagon was frequently blamed on a lack of willpower, but new research indicates that trying to will your way to long-term success rarely gets the job done. Willpower is finite, and when […]
Weave Walking Into Everyday Life
Good news: A little more legwork can add up to a lot more weight loss. While those super sweaty, high intensity workout sessions at the gym can be an integral part of your overall health strategy, they aren’t the only way to increase your physical activity. If you can find ways to take extra steps […]
Jumpstart Tips for Walking Newbies
When it comes to starting any new exercise program, including walking, you obviously have to begin somewhere, but many of us get stuck in starting position. When you have more questions than answers, beginning a new fitness regimen can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. To make your transition to […]