How to Walk Toward Your New Year’s Resolutions

The advent of a new year is the perfect opportunity to make those changes that you know will enhance your life. If your New Year’s resolutions include a desire to lose weight, get healthier or simply establish new lifestyle habits, you may already be fretting over how to stay true to your objectives instead of just making empty promises to yourself. Here are some ways to turn those resolutions into realities.   Play it SMART. Resolving to achieve a goal isn’t enough – the goal must also be SMART. The letters in this acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. For instance, if you want to lose weight, decide on a doable number of pounds to be lost in X amount of time, choose a method that will get you there and track your p

Walking and Cycling: Two Activities That Complement Each Other

If you’re discovering the joys of walking again thanks to your new Walkslide, you’re probably wondering what other physical activities can further enhance your newfound wellness. Walking goes beautifully with a variety of other types of exercises – including cycling. Let’s take a moment to examine how these two forms of fitness training can work together to optimize your health. Calorie burning: Both walking and cycling burn calories to help you lose weight or keep extra pounds off. Cycling actually has the edge in this department once you develop the strength and skills to maintain a relatively zippy speed, although you can burn about as many calories by

Watch These Movies While You Walk

One of the greatest things about the Walkslide is its ability to let you get a healthy workout while watching your favorite films and TV shows. What could make more sense than to enhance your Walkslide experience with movies that feature walking? Here are some entertainment choices that will make your feel like you're trekking right along with your favorite stars.

  • The Wizard of Oz – Has there ever been a more famous walk in cinema history than Dorothy's journey along the Yellow Brick Road, aided by her faithful companions in her search for a way back to Kansas? You won't need any ruby slippers to join the trip to the Emerald City via your Walkslide
  • Stand by Me – Take to the train tacks alongside this group of adolesce

Doctors Recommend Walking to Stay Well

If you bought your Walkslide to help you lose weight, you've definitely made a smart move; shedding excess pounds can be vitally important to your health. But walking does your body good in a variety of other ways as well – and doctors are recommending walking as an intelligent way to help maintain optimal wellness. Let's take a look at what these experts are saying. Dr. Andrew Weil is well known for his championing of natural roads to wellness via nutrition, exercises and other best practices. He labels walking “the best exercise” for its ability to provide a low-cost aerobic workout – but he also points out that for best results, you have to push yourself a little. This is easy to do by or

Can Walking Help You Think?

Aristotle did it. So did Beethoven, Dickens, Thoreau, Kierkegaard and other great thinkers. What did all these geniuses have in common? They all walked regularly, sometimes for long distances, as an essential part of their lives and work. Modern medical science now agrees with their findings: Walking is good for the brain. It's no coincidence that so many brilliant creative individuals have made walking part of their routine over the centuries. Studies now indicate that walking improves the brain's creative brainstorming abilities, a type of cognition called divergent thinking (as opp

The Advantages of Owning Your Own “Portable Gym”

If you've ever seen people carrying portable exercise equipment around with them, you might think that they're professional athletes, health instructors or just “addicted” to working out. But there are some enormous advantages to carrying your own “portable gym” around with you – especially if they're as compact and versatile as the WalkSlide. Here are three reasons why.

  1. Access keeps you honest. How often do people cancel a daily workout because they don't have the necessary tools on hand? Even if it's a valid reason, it creates an interruption to their fitness regimen that can grow and grow until there is no fitness regimen. If you have a handy all-in-one fitness device that accompanies you everywhere, you'll never have an excuse not to ex

Walking Toward Weight Loss

You know you need to lose weight, and you know that exercise can play an important role in the process. But when you think of exercise, maybe the inner movie that plays in your head is an intense, “Rocky”-like workout montage. Well, good news: the truth is that exercising to lose weight can be as simple as walking on a regular basis. It generally takes about 10,000 steps of walking a day to lose weight consistently, but you can work your way up to that level gradually. We developed the WalkSlide as an ideal tool for this purpose, since it's so easy to use and lets you control the intensity of your workout. And if your primary concern is for your overall health, keep in mind that even 30 minutes of daily walking can reduce your risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain can

Cardio? Weights? Which Fitness Routine Does What?

If you've decided to start a fitness routine, you're doing your health a huge favor. But maybe you find the whole cardio vs. weight training thing confusing; which one makes more sense for your needs? Let's look at their respective strong points.

  • Healthy heart, lungs and circulation – If you want to improve your heart muscle strength, circulation, blood pressure and lung function, you couldn't do better than to adopt a regular cardio program of some sort. Exercises known for their cardio benefits including walking, running, swimming, jogging, aerobics, dancing, cycling – pretty much any activity that keeps your body moving and your h