‘Hot girl walk’: TikTok’s trend that boosts mood and fitness

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TikTok’s “hot girl walk” is one of the latest trends that sees many lacing up their sneakers increasing their fitness and self-esteem.

The social media trend was created by a USC student named Mia Lind, also known on TikTok as @exactlyliketheothergirls. She explained in her post on TikTok that “sexy girl walking” involves walking 2-4 miles a day for nearly an hour and can include listening to uplifting music or podcasts. While doing the “sexy girl walk”, you mainly think about three things. They include:

  • What are you grateful for?
  • Your goals and the steps required to achieve them.
  • Remind yourself of your personal beauty.

Young fitness woman running in the city street.
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In her social media post, the self-proclaimed creator of the “sexy girl walk” said, “The challenge is not to lose weight, but to reach your goals.” In a video explanation on her Instagram post, Mia explained that before embarking on their sexy girl walking journey, the individual must write down three goals: personal, professional, and social, and check the status of these goals every 2 weeks.

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The Instagram influencer even created a spreadsheet where you’re not counting calories but actually tracing the days you walked And Your Goals There’s also a Spotify “hot girl walk” playlist that you can listen to as they embark on their journey.

Lind’s followers use a hashtag, #hotgirlwalk, to post photos of their walking trips, which typically run 3-5 days a week with a few days off. The Instagram trendsetter also suggested limiting alcohol consumption to social situations and promoted acts of kindness towards others and towards yourself.

The University of Southern California student told a media outlet she was looking for a form of exercise during the COVID pandemic who “was not afraid” and liked the meditative element that coincides with long walks. According to the media, Lind said that walking was not seen strongly as a form of exercise, so she decided to rename it as a “sexy girl walk”, she shared 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.

A warm spring morning in Utah. The University of Southern California student told a media that she was looking for a form of exercise during the COVID pandemic that she “was not afraid” and she liked the meditative element that coincides with long walks.
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One of Lind’s TikTok followers, Giovanna Amodio, told Fox News that she started taking the sexy girl walk while in college during the pandemic and said, “I would say 100% it boosts self-esteem.” Amodio shared with Fox News that he started walking during quarantine to get out of the house and see others safely. When she started following the hot girl trend, she said, “She has developed into a way to clear your head, spend time alone, listen to inspiring podcasts, and keep fit.”

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Studies have shown that walking can promote a positive effect even when participants aren’t even focused on the actual activity.

Dr. DJ Moran, PhD, is an associate professor at Touro University in New York and commented on the TikTok trend on Fox News. “This trend shows the remarkable power of social media and hashtags support a healthy trend. It’s great that sexy girl walks encourage more people to exercise and work on self-improvement. I’m really happy to hear that more and more young adults take walks and do it more frequently, especially as they engage in gratitude and self-reflection. ”

A woman goes for a morning run. Dr. DJ Moran, PhD, notes that “It’s great that Hot Girl Walks encourages more people to exercise and work on self-improvement.” I’m really happy to hear more young adults taking walks and doing it more frequently. especially while engaging in gratitude and self-reflection. ”
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Moran, however, said, “I’m a little concerned that they’re encouraged to think about how sexy I am … As long as it’s about self-improvement, great! If it’s about self-exaltation, I’m not that thrilled. ”

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Tamar Amitay is a physical therapist at Thrive Integrated Physical Therapy in New York City. Amitay told Fox News that this latest walking trend could have positive physical benefits. “Several studies have concluded that walking reduces arthritis-related pain. Walking protects the joints in the lower limbs, particularly the hips and knees by lubricating them and strengthening the muscles that support these joints,” Amitay said.

Amitay said she might as well walk help promote heart health, prevent weight gain and reduce the risk of cancer and chronic disease. Physiotherapists told Fox News that if you start a walking program it’s important to wear comfortable, supportive trainers and stay hydrated.