Welcome to Week Two of the MOVEmber Challenge!
Week 2: Find Your Form
When it comes to taking a leisurely stroll versus walking for fitness, it all comes down to proper form. Below are a few pointers on proper technique while you’re walking for exercise, according to the Mayo Clinic.
- Walkers have one foot on the ground at all times. Walk with an even stride, rolling your foot from heel to toe.
- Look straight ahead, not down at the ground.
- Your abdominal muscles should be somewhat tense and your spine should be aligned; your back should not arch forward or backward.
- Relax your neck, shoulders and back so they are not stiff.
Swing your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows. (Slight pumping with your arms is fine.)
Complete the challenge by reporting at least 200,000 steps and you will earn 100 points toward your 2022 wellness incentive and be entered into a raffle to a Zappos gift card. The challenge ends on Nov. 7, but you will have until Nov. 13 to report the previous week’s steps.
Log in to www.RiversideHealthcare.org/REACH on your desktop or mobile device to continue recording your activities.