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Lace up your shoes and let's hit the track with Bonnie Stein, a fitness writer, walking consultant, and national master of USA track and field race walking award winner. Bonnie graciously shares the tale of her 38-year journey with race walking, from an injury that sidelined her from running to the way this Olympic sport has kept her fit without causing further harm. And don't worry, this episode isn't all serious, we even share a giggle with a joke for Bonnie's grandson, Evan.
Next, we stride into the science behind the sport with insights from Dr Craig Curtis, highlighting the brain health benefits of moderate exercise like race walking. You'll discover how this activity can lead to changes in body fat and improved breath control. Bonnie provides techniques to supercharge your regular walk, transforming it into a race walk that doesn’t strain your joints. Ready to take your passion for walking a step further? It's time for a chat about shoes. Bonnie and I discuss what to look for in a race walking shoe and the differences between those and running shoes.
Finally, we roundup our chat by discussing how you can support the show and the benefits that come with it. We also share some short Alzheimer's tips from our major supporter, Dr Craig Curtis. So gear up and join us in this fascinating exploration of race walking, a sport that offers incredible benefits to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Don't just stand there, let's get moving!
Open Forum in The Villages, Florida is Produced & Directed by Mike Roth
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