Walking shoes with the rounded bottoms . These are good for WALKING only and on smooth surfaces. Not comfortable with a side to side motion or on uneven surfaces. like trail! I probably would not invest in these again for my needs.
Because of the rounded bottoms of these PLEASE be extra careful on stairs!
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A lot of towns have streets and neighborhoods done up with holiday lights through the month of Dec (like Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Tree Lane, etc) instead of driving to look at the lights walk the lanes! Load your mp3 player with holiday music, put on those walking shoes and hit the road! :o)
Some of these Holiday neighborhoods have special nights just for walkers, and other have sidewalks to help keep walkers safe.
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge. org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PALA, or Presidential Champions) The Adult Fitness Test measures aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, & body composition. PALA goals are 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 6 of 8 weeks (or 8,500 daily steps).
For the Champions Award, you earn activity points (sound familiar?) for a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum award.
I joined a tennis mixed doubles team and it keeps me motivated to get to a higher level of fitness and lose weight to become the best team mate that I can be. It also combines something I see as playing not working into my routine.
I am still on a two time state champion mixed doubles tennis team and I have the goal this year of going up in the rankings by the end of 2013
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