If you've been on TikTok lately, then maybe you've already heard the term "Hot Girl Walk." Maybe you wondered what that is? Or how you can start doing that? Well, you're in luck, because here's a complete guide on how to do the viral workout trend.
The term was coined by a TikToker named Mia, who refers to herself as CEO of the Hot Girl Walk™. She explained to her followers that when you are outside going on the walk, there should only be three things on your mind. So pause the podcast, and implement these thoughts into your daily stroll around the block: think about what you’re grateful for, what are your goals and how will you accomplish them. She also teased to think of how hot you are, hence the name. But, what is the point? Well instead of dosing off, you actively put positive thoughts and feelings in your head. This can lead to many benefits, like increased self-esteem and a clearer idea of what you want to focus on.
The Hot Girl Walk advantages aren't just mental, but also physical. The goal is to hit at least 10,000 steps, which roughly takes upwards of an hour. Certified personal trainer Shanda Sullivan noted: "when you take a walk, you are increasing your blood flow which, in turn, helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease." She also told Bustle, "It's also a great alternative to high-intensity workouts, offering many of the same heart-healthy benefits." It may not feel like it, but the special walk is actually a great form of movement to get your mind and body stronger and healthier. "Walking... releases endorphins, which are neurochemicals that can relieve pain and reduce emotional stress," explained Vanessa Liu, a certified fitness trainer and nutritionist. "It also increases your mental attentiveness by increasing blood flow to the brain." What a win-win situation!
Now that we have covered the benefits of the viral workout, grab your workout shoes and get excited for your very own Hot Girl Walk! Whether it's a treadmill at the gym or a local park, it can really be done anywhere. Just don't forget to think positively and confidentially. Check out Mia's TikTok for more tips.