with shelter in-place orders in-place, it can be extremely difficult to stay active. not only can we not frequent our gyms nor our normal places of exercise, but often there’s a temptation to stay inside and just watch the news. staying informed is important, but maintaining our fitness and focusing on our health is equally important now more than ever. the good news is, staying healthy and fit by walking is possible while still maintaining social distancing. but today is National Walking Day and we’re pulling together a post and YouTube video to celebrate. walking is great exercise and 48% of us don’t get enough. walking 10,000 steps is a great daily goal we can all work towards and is still doable, even in our environment.
today, we’re focusing on just that: establishing and maintaining a walking routine. for those of us that live in suburban neighborhoods or rural settings, this is extremely doable as population density is low. we can get wake up early and walk; take a mid-afternoon stroll; or head out for a sunset loop around the block. if, however, we live in a large city or an urban area, things can potentially be a bit more challenging. timing and location are key. picking times of the day that are less busy is important and finding routes that avoid, say, grocery stores or other essential business make maintaining social distancing easier.
walk the line
i’ve got a really casual and comfortable OOTD that’s easy to put together for your daily walk. the focus is on a jacket and legging pairing from J.Crew. because we’re still getting cool(er) days here in Athens, I’m layering a chambray shirt with a lightweight boatneck one. comfortable and reliable footwear is essential if you’re going to commit to daily walks. we’re featuring a ton of sneakers in this post, and make sure to check out our newest YouTube video. the list: top 5 sneakers for spring and summer.
staying healthy and fit by walking
we’ve been focusing a lot on health & wellness over the past few weeks. this weekend, we put out a blog post focusing on how to boost your immune system. and on Monday, we talked about good skincare and hand washing. for women—or anyone of a certain age—establishing and maintaining exercise routines while still maintaining social distancing will pay dividends. we’re going to continue to share our strategies over here on the blog. let us know yours in the comments below!
a new member of the family
we’ve got a really special treat for your today. given all that’s going on in the world, it’s sometimes hard to find moments of joy uninterrupted by world events. a few weeks ago, as the world started to turn upside down, junior style adopted a new puppy. his name is Pax, and he’s a German Shepherd/Husky/Lab mix. he just loves his uncle Oscar, and Oscar loves him.
finally, kelly and i spent the other day putting together a fitness & exercise gear roundup. if you’re looking for a solid pair of sneakers or headphones for your daily walks, we’ve got you covered. below is a list of some of the gear we, or people we know, use and love during their exercise routines.
bags & pouches