These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Of all the ways to stay fit, walking is the easiest, safest, and cheapest. It can also be the most fun: a fine day, a good companion, an attainable goal (say, a scenic spot) three or four miles away. On city streets, in the woods, or even round and round the high school track, walking is the best way to experience a landscape. If it’s too rainy for anything but a treadmill indoors, at least you can read or watch TV. And after your workout, you know you’ve done yourself some good.

Walking is the perfect exercise for busy women on the go.  Are you a busy woman?  Do you know one who could use some simple, effective, wonderful advice?  Science is on my side when I tell you that walking builds fitness, burns calories, prevents weight gain, protects against heart disease, stroke and back pain, and increases longevity.  Nice list, isn’t it?

A study done by the University of California and reported in the Berkeley Wellness Letter (June 2012) states that women who walked only 30 minutes, 5 times per week lost an average of 5 pounds in 6-12 months – without dieting or exercising intensely.  You can lose even more weight if you eat sensibly and walk further and faster.  Regular walking is a simple and effective health habit that controls bodyweight and promotes health.

And if you’ve read any of my exercise blogs before you know that 30 minutes is over too quickly if you’re listening to some really great tunes while your out there strutting!

Lace ’em up, tune in and start an easy, healthy habit that our bodies were made for!

From your motivational speaker who loves walking shoes more than high heels!



Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. So there was this study where they took a treadmill and constructed a little removable shelf that attached to it over the controls.  Then on the shelf they put a laptop computer.  The height was perfect for the person walking to be able to actually type.  They found that people could actually walk (really slowly) and type and talk on the phone and WORK!!!  Like at a desk at a job!  You’re busy doing stuff and don’t even THINK about the fact that you’re walking.  People lost weight AND their attention and energy levels were better.  Pretty cool!  Oh, and when Scalzi saw the piece, he constructed one for our treadmill.  And it does work! 

  2. Awesome! Now THIS I can handle! Thanks for making exercise and eating right less of a chore!

  3. Great advice Polly. I’ve even read of companies who now are installing the “treadmill desks” Linda referred to. I need to get hold of HR!

  4. Busy bloke appreciates your post Polly! There goes my “Oh I forgot my workout gear at home” excuse… time to go walking around the hotel’s grounds.

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