|GET MOVING – IT’S TIME TO ADD 20! WEEKLY GOAL CHECK IN|
You have been working on your new step goals for four weeks now – how are you doing?
If you found that you easily overshot your new goal, take the average for the week and ADD 20% to it.
Average Steps Last Week: _______+ 20% =
__________New Daily Step Goal
Tips for Faster Walking Technique
Stand tall. Don’t slouch in the shoulders, forward lean from the waist, or excess sway in your back. NOTE: Keep your eyes on the horizon.
Focus on quicker, not longer steps. Yes, your stride does get longer as you walk faster, but that’s shouldn’t be your goal; let it happen naturally. Instead really concentrate on taking faster steps. NOTE: Count how many steps you take in a minute; shoot for over 135.
Bend your arms. Bend our elbows at a right angle so your arms can swing more quickly; target a quick, compact arm swing.
Push off of your toes. Consciously push off the toes and generate as much boost at the end of each step. NOTE: Feel like you’re showing someone behind you the bottom of your shoe on every step.