Remember the days we use to sit hunched over our books studying and reading? With the incredible development of the smart phone, tablet and laptop computer, we are now spending hours on end texting, researching and reading. While we may be getting a lot accomplished it can come with a tremendous toll on our bodies.
Walking. Most of us have been doing it since we were very little kids. Not only is it an excellent way to get from one spot to the next, it's an excellent, and often underrated, form of exercise that far too many people simply don’t do enough of. Long commutes, sedentary jobs, family and social obligations make finding time tough, but walking is an essential health-booster that I urge everybody to fit into their day – even if it’s only for a few minutes at a time.
Sure, it’s tempting to just put on a big sunhat, find a spot in the shade, and lounge all day, but hey, the summer heat is really no good excuse for a sedentary life. In fact, it’s the perfect time to get outside – the days are longer, work is (mostly) a little less hectic, and weekends out of town are loaded with opportunity!
To create our fitness manifesto, we collected the training advice that is most emblematic, educational, and inspiring. These informational nuggets not only sum up what we believe real fitness is all about, but they also form the backbone of any effective fitness regimen.