Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Walk !t!!

Here is a summary of my Weight Watchers meeting on April 5, 2010.

All Activity Counts!!!!
1 mile is about 2,000 steps...How do you track the steps you take each day? A PEDOMETER is a wonderful tool for that, many will calculate your steps, miles and calories burnt. Our NEW Pedometer calculates Activity Points earned and you can find a $5 off coupon in the Walk !t Training Book you all received in this week's meeting!
1 mile is about 20 minutes of activity...Swimming, walking, arobics...High Intensity activities of course will help you to track more miles...runners, members that enjoy Zumba and those that bike can get more miles in less time HINT HINT!

I am proud to announce our own local 2nd annual walk it challenge...STARLIGHT 5K NIGHT!

After our experience last year we thought that this year we would try walking at night. Our walking day will be June 11th which is a Friday night at around 7:45 p.m. Last year we held our event at the Pine Tree High School Practice track and if all goes well that is where it will be this year too. We are going to have tshirts made to commemorate our special event. A 5k is just 3.1 miles and I know that we can all do this together. Please consider walking with us. It is a chance for local members to come together and walk for a healthier life!

We are scheduled to receive 5K charms in the meeting rooms in May, those that participate in a 5K or work their current activity up to what would be equivalent to a 5K will receive a charm!

Please take time to read the Step by Step Guide that you received this week, you will see on the back cover that ALL MEMBERS that attend 6 meetings between now and July will be eligible to WIN our Walk !t Sweepstakes!

This week we talked about the Excuses for not Moving More and the Benefits of Moving More and here is what we came up with:

EXCUSES: Weather: too hot, too cold, too windy, too rainy, too snowy, No motivation. Just too lazy, too busy, too tired, Medical conditions, Exercise is boring, Too old

BENEFITS: Walking is the perfect way to get moving, it's FREE, it burns calories, tones muscles, improve overall health and walking helps with your weight-loss efforts. When we walk, we don't have to think about number of repetitions or proper form however good posture is helpful. Walking is the easiest way to get exercise; you can do it anywhere and you don't need any special equipment. Walking feels good – mentally and physically. Walking can release stress, help you think more clearly, and work out little kinks. Walking can put some distance between you and the things you worry about, or give you time with your family to re-connect and enjoy the spring evenings. Walking can increase energy. Looking for a mid afternoon pick-me-up? Take a walk!

Did you know that 90% of people who've lost weight and kept weight off successfully include regular activity in their lives?

This challenge can help get you started on Walking your way to health!
We've all heard that being physically active helps prevent health risks such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Did you know that even short 10-minute sessions of activity can help achieve health benefits? Look at page 5 of your step by step Training Guide-10 minutes is all it takes to get you started!

This Week Set A GOAL..PLAN the STEPS to achieve that GOAL!

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."~Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher

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