Walking may seem simple, but it sure can do a lot of great things for your body.
You might think going for a stroll is a lazy person's way of getting fit, but it's not. In fact, walking is a ridiculously good workout. It not only improves your cardiovascular health and increases circulation, but it's also a great way to fight off life-threatening diseases.
To slim down your body and reset your mind, lace up your sneakers for a heart-pumping workout. Every step you take is one more toward a better you. Here's the calorie breakdown based on both your weight and what kind of strutting you're doing:
How to Take Your Walk Up a Notch
Want to really feel the burn on your next walk? Here are some easy ways to add a little oomph to your step.
1. Add some weights.
Whether they're on your ankles or , adding weight to your walk can help you drop pounds. (And see some definition in your arms!)
2. Mix in intervals, hills, and stairs.
If you're bored with your pace, switch things up by adding intervals. For instance, alternate one minute of fast walking with two minutes of moderately paced walking. If you really want to sweat, add some hills and stairs into your routine, too. Let's just say your walk won't be boring anymore.
3. Challenge yourself.
Have a fitness tracker? Each time you go on a walk, try beating the number of steps you had previously. You'll be setting records in no time.
4. Give yourself an arm and booty break.
Okay, it's not much of a break. But if you want to see full-body results, take a breather halfway through your workout to do some squats, lunges, planks, and push-ups.