Today’s Fitness Friday post features guest blogger, Darvis Simms, an ACE certified fitness trainer who specializes developing fitness in clients over the age of 40. He’s got a plan to turn your life around in just 30 days. Take it, Darvis!

Fitness Friday blog guest Darvis Simms

You know the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.  The problem is incorporating healthy habits into your life.  What is a habit anyway?  Webster defines a habit as a pattern of behavior acquired as a result of frequent repetition.

Then in order to acquire some new pattern of behavior you must repeat the behavior on a regular basis.  Then, this new behavior becomes a habit and consequently, becomes a part of your daily activities.

Therefore, if you wish to realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle you must repeat some healthy pattern frequently as a part of your daily or weekly activities.  Then these healthy patterns become habits and a part of your lifestyle.

If your goal is to lose 10 lbs, fit into those smaller jeans, or to have more energy to do your daily activities, then you must develop the habits to achieve it.  Otherwise, you are just wishing your goals would magically materialize in your life.

Take A Brisk 30 Minute Walk For The Next 30 Days

This idea occurred to me one day while I was outside enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve had recently.  I think it is a simple way to incorporate a healthy habit into your life.  Walk 30 minutes a day at a brisk pace for the next 30 days.

30 minutes a day is only three and a half hours out of the 168 hours in each week.  This is an easy and healthy activity that you can quickly incorporate into your daily life.  Just by walking on a regular basis you can realize the following benefits:

  • Lose and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Increase your stamina.
  • Ward off viral illnesses by strengthening your immune system.
  • Reduce your health risks to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer.
  • Strengthen your heart.
  • Keep your arteries clear.
  • Boost your mood.

I challenge you to take a brisk 30 minute walk for the next 30 days, and I guarantee you will be amazed at how many inches you will lose and how much better you will feel.  Beside, you will have developed a healthy habit that will become part of your lifestyle.

Darvis Simms is the author of Forever Fit and Firm.  You can get exercise tips on more on his blog at