Guess what Susan and I fight about?
Susan and I fight about who gets to go for a walk! LOL
I am a bit of a workaholic. But because of my dog, I have to regularly stop working and take my dog out for walks. They are often short, 15-30 minutes, and peppered throughout the day, so they don’t seem to take a big chunk out of my workday.
Susan, on the other hand, while being a workaholic, is also addicted to exercise! Which really is a good thing! But, when we have hours of work to do, and she insists that she must go for her daily walk, I get frustrated! “We don’t have time for your walks!” I protest.
But really — Susan is smart! She knows that her walks increase her productivity, her creativity, as well as benefit her health. In fact, when Susan doesn’t take her power walks she gets depressed and stressed from the huge demands on her time. A daily 45-60 minutes walk keeps her mood, her weight, and her life balanced!
Simple but HUGE
Have you ever really considered the impact a simple activity like walking can have on your overall health?
Studies show that you can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by incorporating at least 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise, like brisk walking, five or more days a week.
Walking is an excellent way to improve physical fitness.
It’s easy and inexpensive. (It is FREE to take a walk!)
That’s why Weight Watchers is announcing its 3rd Annual Walk-It Challenge. This challenge will encourage the importance of physical activity and its impact on overall health.
Team up with your family and friends and walk a 5K on May 22nd, 2011.
Starting now (April) Weight Watchers members and online subscribers will be given access to a six-week training plan. Find tips, motivational materials and support to help reach your goals of walking a 5K.
You can find a walk already taking place in your area or map a route for your own 5K. You can even join one of the 58 Weight Watchers 5K walks being held across the country hosted by the Road Runners Club of America. Find a Walk It 5K near you.
Visit Weight Watchers ONLINE!
Visit Weight Watchers for motivational tips, encouragement from fellow walkers and tools to find a walking team in your area.
Weight Watchers will donate $100,000 to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, to reverse the trend of childhood obesity in America.
Join WW Points Plan entirely online.
Subscribe to Weight Watchers and follow the new WW Points Plus plan completely online!
WW Online helps you stay on track wherever you are. With over 3,000 recipes and plenty of online tools to help you reach your goals. What can be more convenient than having all the support you need, right at your fingertips?
Yes — Susan Wins!
As much as my workaholic ways might try to keep me staring at my computer for 12 hours straight, I know that Susan is right and exercise is the best thing I can do for my health AND my business! (And thank goodness I have a dog who forces me to get outside and moving, when temptation to keep working is too strong!)
What about YOU?
What is your favorite way to exercise?
Do you incorporate walking or other forms of exercise in your daily habits?
Do you find it hard to tear away from life’s demands and make time for exercise?
Please Note: We are working with Weight Watchers online and this post is part of our promotional campaign. But, as usual, we are posting because we mean every word we write!