zaterdag 11 februari 2017

The magic of morning walks

morning situation

No worries: I haven't turned into a gym rat or anything. However, I've been into some kind of healthy routine for the last couple of weeks. Meaning: running 3 times a week, going for morning walks, swim sessions... And foam rolling - which has totally changed my life. Just kidding but it does make a difference when it comes to the regular running pains.

Back to the morning walks. I've always heard that you need to take 10.000 steps a day "to keep in shape". I never paid any attention to it until I discovered my phone tracked my steps automatically. I was kind of shocked to find out that some days I only take about 2.000 steps. Not okay.

So since I'm a morning person (or try to be) I decided to go for morning walks a couple of times a week. A morning walk to me means hopping out of bed, getting into some comfortable clothes, taking my bottle of water and getting out there. I try to be outside for a good 30 minutes which mostly results in about 3.500 steps. And then I still need to start my day!

Some bonuses: A. the walking in the (sometimes freezing) morning cold wakes me up immediately B. by the time I get back home I've finished my 700 ml of water - hydration: check!

I know that 3.500 steps still isn't even half of the recommended 10.000 but at least it's a tad closer to it. Baby steps: better to try and do something than nothing.

How do you try to keep fit? Let me know!


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