Yesterday’s email was all about your starting line.
In other words, the answer to this question:
“Jeff, I know I’m outta shape, but where do I start?”
The answer is always the same:
But I want to take a step back even further and talk about one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways we can do that.
And it’s really simple…
I love taking walks. And there are tremendous benefits to doing something our bodies are designed to do.
One of the things I can still get behind from the CDC is that we should walk 10,000 steps each day. It’s about 5 miles for most of us, and seems to be a nice, neat number we can all wrap our brains around.
Not walking enough can be a big factor in how our weight creeps up over the years. Being shackled to a desk all day can make it a little challenging.
In a second, I’ll give you some details, but the big picture why we should walk more is: it can help you lose weight and be healthier.
Smaller picture, here are three reasons walking will always be important:
- Burns calories without exhausting you. Each mile burns about 100 calories. And that quickly adds up over the course of the week.
- It’s low impact. I see so many guys default to jogging because that’s all they know, but it’s really not great for your joints. And on a personal note, I can’t stand jogging.
- Relieves stress. Put in your headphones, listen some jams or a fun podcast, and your worries melt away. Just like Frank Costanza says, “Serenity now.”
Walking is super-simple and enjoyable. So it’s a great place to dip your toe into the get-into-shape pool.
You’ve got this.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – If walking isn’t enough of a challenge and you’re ready to push yourself, then I would check out the 7-day free trial of the 18STRONG Membership App.
There’s a training program for all levels of fitness.
Here’s the link: https://www.go18strong.com/app-test-drive