Social Media Trend Helping People Take Steps Toward Better Health
The "Hot Girl Walk" is a trend that started during the pandemic and quickly spread through social media. It's a simple form of exercise outside that anyone can do, but with a purpose.
The “Hot Girl Walk” is just a simple walk outside that encourages empowerment and a self-care mindset.
Program Director of Family Medicine at Dublin Methodist Hospital, Benjamin Bring, DO, spoke with 10TV about this trend and its benefits.
“There are tons of studies out there that show the cardiovascular benefits of walking,” Dr. Bring told 10TV. "Even if you just go for a 30-minute walk, it can be equivalent to a longer run.”
According to Dr. Bring, walking is also great for your heart, lungs and leg muscles.
So how do you join the trend and go on your own #HotGirlWalk? 10TV listed three simple guidelines to get started:
- It's recommended a hot girl's walk be about four miles long, although any distance counts. Four miles gives you a healthy workout and enough time to decompress.
- Next, you can listen to a motivational playlist or a podcast that helps you be mindful and feel powerful.
- Another key to the walk is feeling good inside and out. Make sure to put on an outfit that makes you feel powerful.