Last year a few months before I had my daughter Silje I was chosen to be a brand ambassador for Orthaheel & Dr. Weil integrative footwear. I participated in the 1st annual Walkabout, a 28 day quest for good health. I started the journey out at 29 weeks pregnant. Little did I know the baby I was carrying would turn into an almost 12lb giantess & as the days passed it became harder & harder to keep on track, especially with a 1 year old & a 3 year old. Near the end there of course I was too big to do much at all unfortunately as it was extremely hard to move, let alone walk anywhere. I did not gain a lot of weight with Silje & I really feel that putting walking back into my exercise routine really helped me a lot though.
I am now 7.5 months post partum & I’m hoping to participate again, if not as an ambassador at least as a regular participant. This time giving it my ALL! I’m ready to focus on getting back into shape, even if that means baby steps at first. Do you want to join me and make a pledge to start walking?
Tomorrow there will be a virtual tea & a call for participants. Here’s a little more info!
“A long-standing advocate of walking to achieve better health, Dr. Andrew Weil, co-founder of Weil Integrative Footwear, today encourages you to reboot your life this New Year by tuning into a live Virtual Tea on Thursday, January 31st, 2013. The global digital wellness event, co-hosted by Vasyli Think Tank™ member and acclaimed physical therapist Brian Hoke, will introduce five reasons and ways to incorporate walking into a busy lifestyle for optimum health.
The webcast will be open to the public to listen in as Dr. Weil and Brian Hoke, DPT answer questions and outline why and how to attain better health from the ground up through walking. The Virtual Tea will be viewable at http://www.weilbeing.com/virtual-tea-2013 and the schedule will be:
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. PST/ Noon – 1 p.m. EST: Moderated Q&A session with Dr. Weil & Brian Hoke, DPT
Worldwide health expert Dr. Weil will discuss with participants the broad spectrum of benefits achievable by walking for optimum health, including why 30 minutes of daily walking can reboot a path to wellness and assist with stress management.
Brian Hoke, DPT and Vasyli Think Tank™ member – will be addressing the biomechanics of the feet, and how to choose proper footwear to support a daily walking routine. Both experts will be taking questions via Twitter from consumer audiences listening in on the webcast.
The Virtual Tea will also announce a call for participants, during which participants will pledge online at Orthaheelusa.com to participate in the 2nd annual Walkabout, a 28-Day Quest For Good Health. Stemming from Dr. Andrew Weil’s long-time passion for walking, participants are encouraged to commit to walking just thirty minutes a day to attain physical and emotional health and wellbeing. The nationwide Walkabout campaign is open to the public to participate in and to serve as champions of walking, putting a public spotlight on walking for physical and emotional health. The campaign will kick-off on National Walking Day, April 3rd, 2013, and take place over a 28-day period of time, Participants will receive daily healthy living tips and have the opportunity to engage in an online community of walkers encouraging all Americans to get out and walk.
“Walking is one of the best exercises you can do and offers the great advantage of requiring no skill or practice,” said Dr. Andrew Weil. “Everyone knows how to do it, and the only equipment you need is a good pair of shoes. A brisk walk (covering about one mile in 15 minutes) can lower the risk of heart disease by as much as 30 percent according to some research.”
Join the conversation on Twitter #WeilVirtualTea.”