A blog dedicated to getting people to move, walk, improve their mental and physical well being by participating in humanity's oldest form of physical activity.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Walking Your Way to Health and Longevity
Who's got a big brain? Well, I should if we are to believe the cool information in this article. Maybe this explains why my 91 year old mother is healthy, with no health issues except for her blindness due to macular degeneration, and mentally sharp. She walks about one mile every day. She can't walk very fast anymore since she can't see in front of her to take long strides, but she keeps at it. And, I'm sure it's working.
Also, this week, I read a couple of other items that might be of interest and motivating for all walkers. First is the idea of charitymiles.org . There are 28 charities for which you can raise money by walking, running, or cycling. Once you sign up with the site, it tracks your distance and donates a quarter for every mile you walk or run or a dime for every biked mile. Pretty cool, huh?
Nexercise.com is an app you can download that will track your activity so you can qualify to win gift cards from a variety of stores.
Runtastic.com/en/apps is a site to register for a pedometer app so you can score points to redeem at a variety of retailers like CVS or Amazon. Or, you can choose to donate your points to a number of nonprofits. $1 - 1000 points.
So, if you can't get motivated to walk for your own wellbeing, maybe you'll walk for someone else's or to score some fun stuff. Think now what you'd like to buy at Sephora or Home Depot, for instance, and sign up with Nexercise.com to get started toward your little wish. Or, round up some friends, register everyone for charitymiles.com and plan an hour or so each weekend to walk together and contribute to the charity of your choice. No way to lose with these ideas. And, you just might get a 'big head' , er, uh, a bigger brain. Smarter too!
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.