So! The Healthy Curves Rock 21-Day Walk and Water Challenge has officially come to an end. And it was GREAT! We began with 21 participants and ended with 35 participants. YAY! I’ve always known how important walking and water is to good health. But this challenge pushed even me to become dedicated and consistent. It was much needed and appreciated, even as the leader. Check out the three top reasons I launched this challenge below. And I hope you think about joining us for round two this FALL.
Did you know that your body is 70% water?
The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. Now that gives a whole new outlook on water, doesn’t it? Having just completed my first Fitness and Nutrition conference, IDEAFit Convention, this component of the challenge really resonated with me. Hydration is essential to good health. Drinking at least 8 cups of water doesn’t sound hard. But come on. How often do you really get yours in each day? This is why my motto from the beginning of my wellness journey 11 years ago, ‘A little is much over time” still resonates today. The daily practice of consuming water and enough of it is imperative. Especially when you consider that if one does not drink water for three days, it could prove fatal. If you are dehydrated, there is no way you can maintain good health.
Walking can prevent or manage various health conditions.
This includes but is not limited to heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Walking can be therapeutic as well and aids in digestion or as i like to say transit time. It boosts your energy and increases your mood, which is less expensive than anti-depressants and just as effective if not more effective. When done regularly, walking is a great toning exercise as well. And with the natural boost of Vitamin D for bone and immune health it offers on a sunny day, you are winning! You can check out our recent blogpost here with other benefits.
Walking and drinking water are what most people do every day. When one is implementing lifestyle changes, it’s important to do what you can and build consistency. What I have found to be true over the years is that people try to do something new and different and it just adds one more thing to their already busy schedule and creates a learning curve they never reach. Walking is easy on your joints, sustainable and effective. We need water to live and survive. These two are easy building blocks for a healthy life for all fitness levels.
How do you eat an elephant? You eat it one piece at a time. How do you begin and continue on your journey to Size Healthy? You do it one day at a time. And you don’t make it more difficult than it has to be. A little is much over time.
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