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Walk It Out Outside

Whether you live somewhere warm or cold, we’re challenging you to get outside for a refreshing stroll today. The fresh air and movement will make your heart happy in more ways than one!

If possible, aim for a scenic route that includes plenty of nature, like a hiking trail in the woods. Don’t avoid hills or challenging terrain — embrace them. The inclines will increase your heart rate faster and raise the intensity of your walk, allowing you to burn more calories in a shorter time span.

You can pump up your outdoor walk even more by:
  • Keeping track of time and distance on your phone: Aim for a certain distance by a certain time. Don’t go too easy on yourself — you can do it!
  • Walking as quickly as you can without jogging: You should be able to talk while walking, but not too easily.
  • Maintaining a consistent pace (as much as possible) between flat areas and inclines: Try not to slow down too much when going up a hill. Keeping a consistent pace will help increase your heart rate.

For more ideas, read these 6 ways to maximize your walking workouts.

How was your dancing workout yesterday? Let us know. Better yet, show us! Post a video or photo in our challenge update thread here, in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram and tag us with #healthynurse.

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Blog Challenge Tips 02/14/2023 10:23am CST

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