That not only is great to walk in but if offers us to help get fit while walking our dogs.
Here are a few of the benefits to walking our dogs while wearing the FitFlops®.
1. FitFlops® give you a workout while you walk. FitFlops midsoles incorporate patent-pending micro-wobbleboardTM technology, to give you a workout while you walk. Developed by doctors at London's South Bank University, the Fit Flop’s® unique safely tapered midsole places varying densities of EVA under your feet each time you step, to challenge the support and balance muscles of the foot and leg.
2. They challenge hard to reach muscles more. FitFlops® are engineered with a multi-density midsole that stimulates your muscles more while you're wearing them. In independent University testing, FitFlops® have been shown to trigger ®increase gluteal muscle response, increased hamstring response, increase rectus femoris (thigh) response and increased calf muscle response.
3. Every step you take in your FitFlops® helps tone and trim your legs. University studies have shown that the FitFlops midsole extend the amount of time that the slow twitch* muscles are engaged during each step (by approximately 10-12%). So just by wearing a pair of FitFlops® you'll get more exercise while doing just exactly what you're normally doing. (*slow twitch muscles produce energy by converting fats into energy aerobically)
4. FitFlops® work your bum muscles more. FitFlops® have been clinically proven to increase the amount of time that the gluteus maximums muscle is 'activated' during every single step.
5. FitFlops® have been shown to have a significant effect on the toning muscles of your thighs. The rectus femoris muscle (one of the large muscles in the group of muscles in your thigh) is activated for a longer period of time while walking in FitFlops® than while normally shod or barefoot.
6. Walking in FitFlops® is like walking barefoot, but a little bit better. According to a University study, the FitFlop® wearer's gait is very similar to that of a barefoot walker, but the added cushion provided by the EVA midsole helps reduce joint strain and absorb shock. In fact, several FitFlop wearers have already reported relief from back pain after a few days of wearing them.
7. FitFlops® make it easier to stay in shape. Just throw them on while you're running errands, walking to work, or working around your house. Most first-time FitFlop® wearers report feeling their muscles working more, while 'fitter' wearers feedback has been more toward great comfort and cushion. One woman reported feeling like she'd had a 'bum-blasting' workout after a half an hour of FitFlop-shod walking.
I have now been wearing my FitFlops® for two weeks and the difference in my whole legs is wonderful!! I just love thease “Flip Flops” and to think I can now walk the “Boys” and shape my legs and behind.. It is just too good not to share with you.
Please know individual results for each person but if you should go to the site the studies done on thease shoes is very impressive. Also remember if you are going to order a pair of FitFlops® Be, sure to let them know Wendy Nan Rees has sent you and I am working with them now to see what type of deal we can work out for all of you.
Have Fun and Get Fit walking with your FitFlops®
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