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Corporate wellness blog

15 Jan

Walking is the Fitness Discovery of 2019

by Punctual Abstract

At Punctual Abstract we have a Corporate Wellness Program that helps our employees lead healthy, happy lives. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by bringing your workout into your everyday life — by incorporating healthy habits into your routine.

Which is why we found this story about walking particularly interesting. And let us start out by saying: No, walking will not be the fitness trend to take 2019.

But changing how you walk could actually be a revelation and have a huge impact on your health.

Walking is a surprisingly effective aerobic exercise. It increases endurance, boosts your heart rate, and helps you lose weight. The recommended daily step total is 10,000. That’s about 30 minutes of walking.

But, as we said before, all that walking won’t do you much good if your form is off. In fact, it could actually set you back. Here are a few tips to ensure that you get the most from this excellent low-impact aerobic exercise.

Walking 101

According to Alexis Craig, an NASM-certified personal trainer and coach who recently talked to POPSUGAR, the key is to “Focus on landing on the balls of your feet with every step, pushing off the back foot.”

Though the “heel strike” is often frowned upon (especially among runners) it’s nothing to worry about so long as you roll through your step and make sure to push off your back foot. That gives you the momentum you need to always roll through your front-foot step.

Great Walking Form in 4 Steps

  1. Strike the ground with your heel first
  2. Roll through the step from your heel to your toe
  3. Push off with your toe to set up your next step
  4. Strike again with the heel and lean forward to roll through your next step

More on walking form can be found in this extensive article.

Corporate Wellness at Punctual Abstract

Punctual Abstract is more than a national title abstracting company. We are a team that cares about the emotional, mental and physical wellbeing of every team member.

That’s why we partnered with Rack City Gym to give our employees easy access to physical trainers and workout equipment. The end result has been healthier, happier employees as well as a huge increase in productivity.

To learn more about our Corporate Wellness Program, or if you need help fulfilling your title and abstracting needs, don’t hesitate to call us at 800-588-0046 to speak with our team today.

Thanks for reading!