Page 1Group 8Group 7Group 7
Beauty Style Fitness Wellness Living #RealTalk #AgingGracefully
Stay up to date

Get on the List

Unlock our weekly newsletter packed with tips on living authentically, healthfully, and stylishly at every age.Get on the List: The best beauty, fashion, wellness and fitness tips straight to your inbox

The Shoe I Choose for Active Recovery Days

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

It’s no secret that I am passionate about exercise and movement. At 62, I #movefor fitness — to keep my body strong, flexible, and in optimal shape as I age.

But there are days when I don’t want to work out hard. Like most people, there are times when a run sounds like too much or I feel too tired to lift heavy weights. Still, on those days, I do want to move. I like to get outside and get my blood flowing. It’s what’s called active recovery. And as much as I love a sweaty gym session, I cherish the days when I can just move, breathe, and meditate at the beach near my home.

Key to making the most of movement no matter where I am are comfortable shoes, especially if I’m going to walk a few miles. So when Easy Spirit reached out and asked me to try their walking shoes, I was delighted to give them a try. And after wearing them for a good hour while I enjoyed the outdoors, my feet still felt great.

Through many years of working with trainers, I’ve learned lots of #easytips. Here, I share a few with you.

Easy Spirit on The Fine Line

Even on an easy day, I like to work up a sweat, and a fast-paced walk gets my heart rate up. If there are no hills in your neighborhood — there aren’t in mine — go a couple of miles to make it worthwhile.

Easy Spirit on The Fine Line

Easy Spirit on The Fine Line

Every 15 to 20 minutes, I stop and do a stretch or a few yoga poses. It feels so good to just stretch my muscles, and flexibility is crucial as we age. Try to hold your stretches for 30 seconds each.

Easy Spirit on The Fine Line

Easy Spirit on The Fine Line

At the end of my walks I will do some side-to-side lunges and pushups and tricep dips to tone my muscles. For each move you choose, do 15 to 20 reps.

Easy Spirit shoes

My last tip? Always choose the right gear for whatever activity you do. The right shoes can make all the difference in how far you go.

Staying fit is one thing that keeps me going and makes me happy. Exercise and movement don’t always have to be extreme. Easy days give me a chance to really get in touch with my body and stay grateful for my health.

In other words, I #movefor me. What do you #movefor?

Use promo code FINELINE25 for 25 percent off your purchase at easyspirit.com now through September 15. 

Photos: Patricia Pena

You Might Also Like

Women Who Inspire: Fitness Expert Denise Austin
Living

Women Who Inspire: Fitness Expert Denise Austin

It is hard to believe that fitness expert, author, and television star...

read
Get Started With Sprint Interval Training
Fitness

Get Started With Sprint Interval Training

High-intensity interval training. For a while it was all anyone talked about....

read
Is It (Past) Time to Toss Your Sports Bra?
Fitness

Is It (Past) Time to Toss Your Sports Bra?

Like you need another excuse to drop your dollars on cute leggings...

read
10 Yoga Poses for People Who Hate Yoga
Fitness

10 Yoga Poses for People Who Hate Yoga

There are two kinds of people in this world: people who love...

read
The Importance of Stretching as You Age
Fitness

The Importance of Stretching as You Age

Have you ever been in a group exercise class and seen everyone...

read
You’re Not Too Old For...  New Dance Moves
Fitness

You’re Not Too Old For... New Dance Moves

I am not a good dancer. I am not being self-deprecating or...

read
Load More
share
To Top