Today is a big day for movement as many will gather to walk together in their neighborhoods, communities and across the nation in honor of the 100th birthday of Harriet Tubman. I’m also taking GirlTrek steps with this initiative encouraging healthy black women and girls.
The work of health and well being for your life is an ongoing challenge and opportunity. I'm starting with 100 minutes of walking moving for a more robust and rigorous plan to move the scale as well as provide more balance in my own life. My ongoing plan includes 30 minutes of movement at least once of day everyday with 60 minutes or more at least three days a week adding core strength and stamina training.
Achieving a more active lifestyle can be challenged by every day schedules. I’m looking for creative ways to keep moving forward. Here's a Vine clip of my walk through Times Square in a Friday night crowd.
My first #Vine app experience last night in #NYC. The power the moment bit.ly/ZqHaCf #SoMe
— Katherine Ellington (@katellington) March 9, 2013
Catch the fire! You can join my “Soul Power GirlTrek team" where we post notes of inspiration and progress with walking.
Physical activity helps control weight, but it has other benefits. Physical activity such as walking can help improve health even without weight loss. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Improving spaces and having safe places to walk can help more people become physically active. Aerobic activities like brisk walking, running, swimming and bicycling make you breathe harder and make your heart and blood vessels healthier. (source: CDC)
This is the first of a series of posts.