Camping, Hiking, and T-Tapp, Oh my!
by Kayla Howard
This month in my Inner Circle Program, we are focusing on the T-Tapp Walking workout, Step Away the Inches (which gets underway tomorrow)! Plus, we are now entering “summer” months, which means more outdoor activity for some of you. Let’s talk about how you can use those activities to your weight loss and rehabilitative advantage!
I’m sure you’ve heard that walking is the best exercise of all. You may have even heard that you actually use more muscles when you walk versus when you run. Try it sometime! If you are walking quickly and correctly, you may feel the urge to jog a little. My theory is that that urge comes up because your legs are saying, “hey—give us a break here and jog rather than walk!”
Walking is obviously one of the oldest forms of exercise. People have walked wherever they needed to go since the beginning of time. Recently, we've invented a lot of ways to avoid walking…escalators, elevators, buses, etc. Combine that with over-eating and it explains why more people are overweight than ever before!
For today’s blog post, I actually have an assignment for you. In fact, I invite you to print this newsletter and fill in the blanks so you can get visual, auditory, written AND kinetic understanding of how to walk the T-Tapp way.
Watch this video: Step Away the Inches with T-Tapp
Now answer these questions!
#1 Don’t walk like a what?
#2 What does she mean by “body alignment"?
#3 Don’t use your big what?
#4 Where do you place your palms?
Not only is this method of walking more efficient for burning fat, it also helps rehabilitate injuries. For me, since I like to hike with a 30+ pound pack, through narrow rocky trails, into the middle of nowhere, it also means protection against injury.
Simply because getting your body in correct alignment activates muscles correctly to stabilize joints. If I tried to take a crumbling trail with a load on my back walking with my toes turned out like a duck, and my knees rolled inward, I would be asking for a knee injury.
Alright — it's your turn. Do you hike? Walk outdoors? Prefer in indoor walking workout like T-Tapp's SATI? Share with us what you learned by watching Teresa's video!