Walktober Day 30

by Oct 30, 2021Walktober

Physical Activity is one of the things we can do to maintain our treatment of obesity and diabetes. There’s a trinity of our physical activity that we’re looking for and that is STRENGTH, CARDIO RESPIRATORY FITNESS, and FLEXIBILITY. We want to encourage you to do these different types of physical activity in a safe manner. Finding a community of people is very helpful. A fitness pal oftentimes makes it harder to skip out on exercise. Leaning on one another helps us stay on track and can make physical activity more fun.

This time of year as the days get shorter, and the nights get longer, our bodies respond with a circadian rhythm response that makes us a bit more insulin resistant, meaning we store more calories for winter.

To help us avoid putting on extra weight during “eating season” (Halloween through Superball Sunday) plan to balance some of the heavier carbohydrate foods with a lot more vegetables (buy local when you can). Remember it’s not just limiting calories, it’s also choosing more nutrient-rich foods and boosting our metabolism by moving! Physical activity helps us lower insulin resistance that we naturally have more of as the seasons change and get colder.

Keep Moving Garrett County, We Can Do This Together!

BONUS! Take a photo at the Farmer’s Market or a local trail and email it to [email protected] for a bonus 10 Go! Prize Points! (Photos must be submitted by Friday, November 5th, 2021)

How did you do with your fitness goals today? Did you get in your 6,000 steps?, 10,000 steps? Join the discussion below, and you’ll earn 3 MORE prize points each day during Walktober!

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    • Deb

      Rain, rain…go away!

  1. Dee

    Thanks for info & encouragement to keep moving. Try new healthy foods.
    Write down your plan. Just do it!!

  2. Amy Ritchie

    Well said Thomas. As a dietitian I always encourage increasing physical activity along with making dietary changes. Exercise makes us feel better and if you feel better about yourself it is easier to make changes in your diet and lifestyle! Move More Garrett County!

  3. Jenny

    Glad I was able to do a walk in between rain showers.

  4. K Pfaff

    Great information this month.

  5. Jen Sober

    Drinking more water this time of year also helps 🙂
    As always great info!

  6. Kathy Skipper

    So thankful for all this good information. In my personal experience, increased physical activity has made a huge difference.

  7. Chrissy

    Winter is hard! Last winter I made walking and working out a priority.

  8. Amy Wilburn

    Time to start digging out the ol winter apparel!!


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