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TikTok “Funny Girl Walk” is one of the latest trends that many people wear their sneakers for Enhance their fitness and self-esteem.
The social media trend was created by a USC student named Mia Lind who is also known on TikTok as @exactlyliketheothergirls. In her TikTok post, she explained that the “sexy girl walk” involves walking 2-4 miles a day for about an hour and can include listening to music or podcasts. While you’re doing your “sexy girl walk”, you’re basically thinking about three things. They include:
- What are you grateful for?
- Your goals and steps to achieve them.
- Remind yourself of your personal beauty.
In her social media post, the creator of Hot Girl Walk said, “The challenge is not about losing weight but in achieving your goals.” In a video explanation on her Instagram post, Mia explained that before the sexy girl journey begins, an individual needs to write down three goals: personal, professional, and social — and check the status of these goals every two weeks.
The Instagram influencer even created a spreadsheet in which it doesn’t count calories but actually Keep track of the days you walked and your goals. There is even a “Hot girl walk” playlist on Spotify that one can listen to while engaging in their journey.
Lindh’s followers use the hashtag #hotgirlwalk to post pictures of their walking trips, which usually take place 3-5 days a week with some days off. The Instagram stylist also suggested limiting drinking to social situations and promoting acts of kindness to others and yourself.
A University of Southern California student told a media she was looking for a form of Exercising during the COVID pandemic She “wasn’t afraid” and liked the meditative element that coincides with the hiking. According to media reports, Lind said walking isn’t strongly viewed as a form of exercise, so she decided to rebrand it as a “Sexy Girl Walk”, posted it on social media and it went global. She now has over 136 million views on TikTok and her followers range from college to middle-aged women.
Giovanna Amodio, one of Lind’s followers on TikTok, told Fox News that she started walking the sexy girl while in college during the pandemic and said “I would 100% say it boosts self-esteem.” Amodio told Fox News that she has started walking during the quarantine as a way to get out of the house and see others in a safe way. When she started following the sexy girls trend, she said, “It has evolved into a way to help clear your mind, spend time alone, listen to inspiring podcasts, and stay fit.”
Studies have shown that walking can enhance the positive effect even when participants are not even focused on the actual activity.
Dr. DJ Moran, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Toro University in New York, and commented on TikTok’s trend to Fox News. “This trend shows the amazing power of social media and hashtags Supporting the health trend. It’s great that a sexy girl walk encourages more people to exercise and work on self-improvement. I’m really happy to hear more young people are hiking and doing it more frequently, especially while engaging in gratitude and self-reflection.”
However, Moran said, “I’m a bit worried about encouraging them to think about how attractive they are… As long as this is about self-improvement, great! If it’s about self-aggrandizement, I’m not very happy.”
Tamar Amitai is a physical therapist at Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy in New York City. Amitai told Fox News that this latest walking trend may have positive physical benefits. “Several studies have concluded that walking reduces joint pain associated with pain. Walking protects the joints of the lower extremities, especially the hips and knees, by hydrating them and strengthening the muscles that support these joints,” Amitai said.
Amitai said that walking can also be done Helps promote heart healthIt prevents weight gain and reduces the risk of cancer and chronic diseases. Physical therapists told Fox News that if you start a walking program it’s important to wear supportive, comfortable athletic shoes and to stay hydrated.