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Aim For The Hills

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 It's day 7 of the Building Your Strength Challenge, powered by Humana.

Walking and running are fantastic cardiovascular exercises, but they’re not ideal for strength training. You can easily change that by adding an incline. 

Don’t avoid that steep hill that makes your legs ache — aim for it. If you’re on the treadmill, increase the incline while maintaining your regular pace. Treat the incline like an interval — on for 30 seconds, off for 30 seconds (or however long you choose.)  

Inclines are a great way to activate more muscles in your legs and core while keeping your heart pumping. Think of this addition as the combination of cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening exercises into one complete workout. That’s a surefire way to be efficient! 

Want more ways to move? Explore the Physical Activity domain of our Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation blog.  

Tell us how it goes or better yet show us! Post a photo in the updates section here, in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram. Tag us with #healthynurse.

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Missed day 6? Catch up here. Join us on day 8.
 
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Blog Challenge Tips 05/17/2022 8:46am CDT

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