6 Things You Need to Get Moving on National Walking Day

6 Things You Need to Get Moving on National Walking Day

Check out this Black-owned fitness gear that will let you walk in style

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Today is #NationalWalkingDay, which means it’s time to leave the car keys at home and let your feet get you where you need to go. If the rising gas prices aren’t enough to motivate you to start walking, you should know that incorporating walking into your lifestyle has some serious health benefits.

According to the Mayo Clinic, taking a daily brisk walk has a host of benefits including helping you maintain a healthy weight, boosting your immune system, reducing stress and improving your heart health. And it only takes a minimum of 30 minutes to start seeing some of the benefits.

If you need some inspiration to get you going, check out these Black-owned clothing and accessory items that will make sure you step out in style. And while you’re at it, be sure to download some of the songs from our 2022 Grammy playlist to help you get moving.

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Saysh One Sneakers

Saysh One Sneakers

If you’re doing a walking workout, it’s all about the shoes. Saysh, is a brand created by Olympic-superstar Alyson Felix. The Saysh One is a lightweight, breathable sneaker designed to fit the unique shape of the female foot. And they come in white and black, so either one will be a perfect complement to all of your walking workout outfits.

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Zoezi - Unisex Tulia Sweatshirt

Zoezi - Unisex Tulia Sweatshirt

Zoezi, which means exercise in Swahili, is a lifestyle fitness brand created by Kenyan American, Yvonne Bulimo. Her Zoezi brand was born out of her love for fitness and fashion and is rooted in her Kenyan spirit. The Unisex Tulia is a 100 percent cotton sweatshirt that’s perfect for keeping comfortable while you walk. One happy customer wrote, “This sweatshirt is it y’all. The quality is outstanding. The details are there to make this “simple” hoodie special. It’s easily the nicest loungewear item I’ve ever owned.”

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Lukafit Squat-Proof Leggings

Lukafit Squat-Proof Leggings

Lukafit’s Squat-Proof Leggings are comfortable workout bottoms that work for your workout or a trip to the store. The high-waisted design keeps you covered and the adjustable drawstring works with any waist. The bonus hidden back pocket is the perfect place for your keys or cell phone. Sizes range from small to 3XL.

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Moore2Health - Motown Classics Walking Workout

Moore2Health - Motown Classics Walking Workout

If it’s too cold or wet to walk outside, you don’t have to scrap your workout. The Moore2Health YouTube channel has guided walking workouts that will help you get moving and burn calories. Check out the Motown Classics Walking Workout, that will have you singing along with all of the classic hits while you break a sweat.

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Grace Eleyae Satin-Lined Baseball Cap

Grace Eleyae Satin-Lined Baseball Cap

Grace Eleyae designs functional and fashionable headwear that includes a satin lining to protect your hair from dryness and tangles. Keep your do in order while you workout with the satin-lined baseball cap. Your flyaways won’t fly away, and you can protect your hair in the process.

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Festival Design Studio - Beautiful Black Girl Pattern Water Bottle

Festival Design Studio - Beautiful Black Girl Pattern Water Bottle

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When you’re working out, it’s important to stay hydrated. And what better way than with a super-cute water bottle? The Beautiful Black Girl pattern is sure to bring a smile to your face while you’re breaking a sweat!

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