I see them everywhere.

People counting steps, 2,000, 5,000, 3 miles…..walking on treadmills just to meet their daily quota…..Mindless walking, with no attention on the QUALITY of their steps. What are you trying to accomplish with all those steps? Are you building muscle tissue? Are you burning calories?And if so, do you know many calories you burned? What’s your intention for walking? Are you simply trying to clear your mind, or are you attempting to lose weight?

I always encourage people to MOVE. But if you’re trying to improve the quality of your health, the quality of your activities is always more important then the quantity. Make your steps count…..walk up hills and stairs. Walk quickly & diligently. Engage your body, get out of breath. If you can carry on a phone call or check emails while you’re walking, it’s probably not doing much for you physically. Not that I’m discouraging that type of walking….I’m just suggesting that you measure the intensity of your steps. Those are the ones that will make a real difference!

About Christina Hamler

I became a certified personal trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Super Slow, a specialized strength training program. Here, I discovered specific exercise techniques that were more appropriate for my body type. My nutritional journey began when I attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). As a graduate from IIN, I learned how food and healthy lifestyle choices could empower me to life my life more fully.