Reside wholesome health strolling and racewalking

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New Mexico Racewalkers News:

We live in a sedentary society. Over 60 percent of our population is considered overweight and over one in three of us is obese! Physical inactivity increases the risk of coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.

Regular aerobic physical activity can help prevent or manage a variety of health problems and problems, including stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis, and falls.

My goal is to get people off the couch outside and go for a walk. Walking is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. No special equipment is required, it can be done almost anywhere, and you burn the same number of calories as running, but with less impact on your body. Another benefit of walking is the calming effect of a long walk.

There are many other great reasons to walk. Your heart gets stronger, you lower your blood pressure, and your bones get stronger. Walking also helps control weight, promotes better sleep, and increases energy levels. Exercise and physical activity are great ways to feel better, get health benefits, and have fun! Starting a walking routine is one of the most rewarding lifetime activities you can choose. The benefits start with your first step. As soon as the leg muscles need more oxygen, body, mind and soul improve immediately!

For those who want to add some excitement to the walk, I recommend race walking. Racewalking is an Olympic sport that requires a special form, and elite racewalkers can run at speeds in excess of 10 miles per hour. Racewalking offers amazing cardiovascular benefits, is a stressful exercise, and has a greatly reduced injury rate.

Race walking differs from running in that one foot always appears to be on the ground. The front leg must be straight when the foot hits the ground and must remain straight until the leg passes under the body.

Would you like to learn more?

New Mexico Racewalkers, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of the sport, will host a clinic on Saturday, April 30th, from 10am to 1pm at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. The film is directed by Lenny Krosinsky, a US athletics trainer specializing in athletics. Lenny will kick off the clinic indoors with a discussion and demonstration of the technique of racewalking and showing a training DVD produced by Tim Seaman, two-time Olympic racewalker and 43-time national champion. The clinic will then move outdoors and participants will have the opportunity to practice techniques, exercises, and key stretches to avoid injury.

Visit us at the clinic and take your walking routine to the next level! Wear comfortable clothes and running shoes. Snacks and water are provided. Direct questions to Lenny Krosinsky at 505.250.2283 or [email protected]

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