Want a natural way to get about Columbia? Try walking. It decreases stress, and is better for our bodies than sitting, standing and running, too!
Here are some helpful hints to help you get started today!
You don't need to balance a book on your head to have good posture: just relax! When walking and looking straight ahead, your arms should swing gently at your side and your posture should naturally straighten out. Try it next time you walk around the block.
Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy your walk outdoors! Breathing evenly will help keep you energized and walking at a comfortable pace.
There’s no need to hurry. Walk at a comfortable pace—your pace! This is your time to wind down and enjoy the great outdoors. Just keep your breathing steady and stay relaxed.
Taking long, smooth strides can actually make it easier for you to walk farther.
If you start to feel pain, stop! Pain is usually an indicator that something isn't right! If your feet hurt, maybe your shoelaces need adjusting. If your back hurts, try changing your posture. Either way, figure out how to get comfortable before getting back into a routine.