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Welcome to the Wonders of Walking Blog! Many of you have asked me to start a regular blog and I am very pleased to begin this journey. I hope you will join me! I encourage you to comment, interact and add your thoughts to mine, so that we may all learn from one another in the process.

First, I want to wish all of you participating in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay good luck and happy feet! My advice as a veteran of the race is to remember to listen to your body and think long term, and take care to stay healthy. Next, I’d like to ask you to share your experience and reflections with us! We would love to see photos from your adventure, as well as hear about your journey. Please post them to our Facebook page once you have sufficiently recovered and had a good night’s sleep!

 Just think- how many creatures can move about the way we do- walking, jogging, skipping, skating, skiing, dancing, hiking, climbing, jumping rowing and cycling. There are endless choices for movement! During your next walk, ask yourself: “What are my favorite movement activities and why do I enjoy them?” Send us an email at info@wondersofwalking.com, post to our Facebook page, or here on our blog in the comment section below.

What you choose to do should add to the quality of your life, not subtract from it. After your walk, ask yourself what you enjoyed most. Cherishing what you can do, instead of focusing on shortcomings, does wonders for the mind and body.

Walking is such a gift, don’t you agree? Happy Trails, friends.

Hydration Tips
by Judy Heller, August 1, 2017

Proper hydration helps your body function properly. Keep reading to learn more!

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Understanding Muscles Imbalances: Strength Exercises
by Judy Heller, June 9, 2017

Muscle fiber peaks in the third decade. If you don’t use it, you do lose it.
Regardless of age, whether from everyday living or from overtraining one muscle group at the expense of another, these imbalances often cause common joint and back problems.                                                  

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Training Tip: Balance
by Judy Heller, March 6, 2017

It is tempting to omit balance when training when short on time, training for relays to a marathons. It is tempting but don’t! Balance in training is one of the keys to success, whether you are a recreational walker or runner, an avid fitness walker or runner, or competitive sports enthusiast.

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Walking: Our Default Gait. Setting Expectations and Goals for 2014.
by Judy Heller, January 31, 2017

Walking is movement; it is our default gait which allows us to move across the earth’s surface by placing one foot in front of the other. It is a natural connecter to self, health, fitness and competition. It can be meditative, joyful, an easy or hard effort. It simply is.

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6 Benefits of Physical Activity: Make it a Habit!
by Judy Heller, January 24, 2017

What usually motivates someone to get their body moving may begin by an outside event: reunion, marriage, new baby, etc. What keeps people going is the internal, intrinsic benefits of feeling good, being able to function more fully, being healthier and having fun. This is when it becomes a ‘habit’ that is harder to break.

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8 Cold and Wet Weather Training Tips
by Judy Heller, January 19, 2017

As our cold weather prevails with rain on the way, here are 8 - Cold and Wet Weather Training Tips!

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Welcome to the Wonders of Walking Blog!
by Judy Heller, January 16, 2017

Welcome to the Wonders of Walking Blog! Many of you have asked me to start a regular blog and I am very pleased to begin this journey anew. I hope you will join me! I encourage you to comment, interact and add your thoughts to mine, so that we may all learn from one another in the process.

First, I want to wish all of you participating in WOW's walking programs, the WOW Walk Club and Personalized Coaching.

Next, I’d like to ask you to share your experience and reflections with us! ... Read More | Comments


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