Sydney's Walking Challenge for June
emember your New Year's resolution? Yes? No? Fear not: Senior Instructor SYDNEY MILLER is sharing simple, healthy and habit-forming challenges every month of 2017. Each one is designed to help you reach long-term goals through mini-routines. Here’s what she’s got on tap for June.
This month, it's all about walking. Need more than warm weather to motivate you to get outside? Sydney teamed up with registered dietitian and Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director JACKIE LONDON to share some (science-backed!) savvy on why you should take a hike this June.
1. Walk more, burn more: Take your commute to and from SOUL to the pavement. Devoting 30 minutes a day to get outside for a stroll has been linked to optimizing weight management and a whole host of other health benefits: improved balance, brain function, heart health, and joint and muscle strength. Because those extra 30 minutes a day will help you burn just enough without throwing off your regularly scheduled cardio, you're likely to benefit from a little extra burn without feeling hungrier.
3. Kill cravings: So often, we fall victim to the feelings that make us want to snack, especially on the sweet stuff. Getting up for a walk can often put hunger cues on pause, giving you time to figure out if you're actually hungry, or just bored, tired, or feeling a little low.
13. Escape the air-conditioning: Staying indoors when temps soar outside can make the office downright frozen. Escape over air-conditioned offices and get outside for a quick walk and coworker catch-up — it'll help you reset midday and warm up from the pumping cold air!