Have you ever thought about skipping the elaborate date nights and opting for a simple walk with your loved one instead? Well, grab your cozy mittens because strolling side by side could be the key to nurturing a more joyful and robust connection. Tie up those walking shoes, and let's explore nine compelling reasons why walking with your partner can significantly enrich your bond.
Somewhere around 400 BC, Hippocrates, long-considered the father of Western medicine, declared that “walking is man’s best medicine.” But it wasn’t until the 1950s that doctors and researchers began to collect data suggesting he was right. It started with London’s iconic double-decker buses.
I know, I know … it’s Jetti Walk time! It's your time to clear your mind and move your body. You grab your Jetti Poles, and out the door you go, putting one foot in front of the other.
Enough people abandon their New Year’s Resolutions by January 17, that day has officially been dubbed “Ditch Day.”
For years, I hated carrying anything when I walked or hiked. It made me feel encumbered and weighed down. I would do it when necessary – like on a long hike when carrying water and snacks was a necessity – but always complained about it. Then, one day, I stumbled across research that suggested that walking with a weighted pack could be helpful for a nagging back issue I’d wrestled with for years.
The year is almost over, and the holiday chaos is upon us. We all need a little inspiration to go with the perspiration that entails!
For the walking enthusiast in your life, here are the ultimate tools to keep them striding strong into the new year. From fitness poles that transform their walks into full-body workouts to hands-free weight packs that build strength and cardiovascular fitness, Jetti Fitness has the perfect gift for those who walk their way to better.
Whether with your Jetti Poles, your Jetti Pack, or just with your own two feet, there are few things better than walking outside in nature. But, there are many unique benefits to taking your hike to the tread. Here are five of our favorite benefits of a treadmill hike.
I love walking. I would walk everywhere if I could. And I never feel like I have enough time, and I rarely meet anyone who does. It got me thinking: how can I make my walking routine more effective? ‘Cause who doesn’t want more “bang for their walking buck?”
So you’ve been on a walk (or 99) and, sure, it feels great. The sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the calmness of your mind. Time to let out that collective ahhhhh. Could it really get any better? Why yes, yes it can. Get ready to find that mind-blown emoji, because you’re gonna need it once we tell you how.
One in eight women. The statistics are rattling. One in eight of us are likely to hear the diagnosis of breast cancer, and even more of us probably know someone who has already been through the battle. But even though the numbers are scary, there is some good news. Walking regularly can help reduce your risk of breast cancer, help you through your recovery and lower your chances of recurrence.
We spend a lot of time looking down—at our computers, our phones, during an impromptu snooze on the couch—and often don’t realize the hunch of our back or the slouch of our shoulders. It all can culminate in poor posture, and unless you can channel your mom nagging reminding you to sit up straight, it can become a not-so-good habit that can carry into many aspects of your life. But, you don’t actually need to go back to etiquette classes to snap you into an upright position. You just need a pair of Jetti Poles.
Sure, the summer sun is cheerful. It’s the signature of a new day. It’s full of hope and brightness. And it’s also HOT! On days when the low temperature is anything but low and your motivation is as fried as an egg dropped on the sidewalk, you may find it a challenge to keep cool. But other than climbing into the refrigerator, you’ll want to pour yourself a tall glass of water and get to drinking. Because staying hydrated is key.
Fall is a favorite season for many. It conjures up thoughts of warm spices, cooler weather, and cozy layers. And though we absolutely love all those things, we also love how the change of season beckons us outdoors to take a walk. Not just for all the mental and physical health benefits walking offers, but also for capturing the splendor of fall that is best found on your feet. In case you need convincing, here are nine reasons to lace up your shoes and walk this fall.
My mother was a professional dancer. She could leap across a floor, hold a plié as long as the choreographer wanted and climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty. But open a single jar of pickles? That she would pass to my dad. Every. Single. Time. And as she’s gotten older, her grip strength has gotten even weaker.
Your core, making up the central part of your body, is essential for overall body strength and stability. Including much more than just your abdominal muscles—like your pelvis, hips and lower back—your core muscles help to improve your posture and balance, and can even reduce lower back pain and prevent other injuries.
My favorite thing about watching a toddler learn to walk is the way they walk like Frankenstein. With stiff legs and a little bend in their knees, they keep their arms outstretched, steadying themselves as they walk along even the smoothest surfaces. But as they grow stronger and more confident in their new skill, they start taking on new challenges. The bumpy mulch in the playground. The wobbly scattering of rocks near the edge of a clearing. The trail through the woods with tree roots littering the path. Bit by bit, they learn to maintain stability while they walk on uneven ground.
Ever see those videos of someone standing on a track with a towing strap around their waist, the other end tied to a 2000 pound car? They look like they’ve spent years in the gym, lifting heavy weight over and over until they can no longer find shirts that fit their arms. Sure, they’re strong, but would you believe us if we said you, too, could move 2000 pounds?
You may have heard of rucking as it's been a long staple of military training, tracing its history back to the days of the Romans. At its core, rucking is walking with a loaded pack, commonly known as a rucksack, to carry equipment. But what you may not realize is that rucking is making a move in the fitness industry as a way to enhance your workout—challenging your heart, strengthening your muscles and helping you to get stronger.
Sure, you can lift heavy things. You can open that finicky pickle jar. You can fireman carry a screaming toddler while lugging a handful of grocery bags. You can haul out the holly from the top shelves when it comes time to decorate for the holidays. Yep, on the outside, you’re strong. But, dare we say, your strength starts on the inside?
We all start with the best intentions. The excitement and energy that comes with starting something new helps propel us through the first handful of days, but then the enthusiasm starts to ebb. We start to come up with excuses, and finding the motivation to keep going is not easy. There's no shame in the game of finding a way to trick your mind into doing what you know you need to do to help move you toward your goal. And because we’ve all been there, we’ve put together a list of nine tactics that help keep us moving forward and walking toward better health and wellness.
Need some extra motivation to lace up your shoes and head out for a walk? Well, grab your Jetti Poles, leash up your pup, or set out on a solo journey, because we've got 99 reasons you should put aside your excuses and make an intentional walking practice a priority. Today, tomorrow, and every day after.
Have you ever stopped to consider what makes you happy? Like really happy? And have you set out to find that happy only to discover the grass isn’t as green as you hoped it would be? Despite our best intentions, we can easily get lost in the whirlwind of our day-to-day lives and miss the path to happiness, or even strive for the wrong things that don’t actually make us happy.
You know the feeling. You wake up groggy, your mind full of cobwebs, and with a desire to pull the covers back over your head rather than jump out of bed with enthusiasm to start the day. We’ve all been there. We know that many—heck, most—of us are sleep deprived and running on fumes. But that doesn’t have to be your norm.