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6 Tips To Burn More Calories While Walking

Walking is a fantastic form of exercise.

dog-walking-sceneryIts low impact and something that most people can do without too much of a problem.  Now, are you aware that 10,000 steps per day is the magic number that is suggested for us to reach according to most health authorities?  Well it is and don’t ask me why it is 10,000 steps because I have no idea where that came from.  Probably the result of some marketing gimmick.  Whether you are striving for 10,000 steps per day or some other goal any increased activity from what you are currently doing is a step in the right direction.

The Good News About Tracking

The good news is that tracking our steps on a daily basis has never been easier because of modern devices such as pedometers, smart phones, fitness trackers, etc.  These devices allow you to effectively monitor your activity and set goals to continually challenge yourself.

Are You Meeting that Goal?

However are you reaching that goal of 10,000 steps per day?  If you’re like most people, myself included, you may not reach that goal on a daily basis.  I know you’re walking but you just seem to fall short of 10,000.   Keep your head high because it’s ok.  10,000 steps/day is a great goal to have but sometimes LIFE has other plans for us.

But what if I could help you maximize the health benefits from the steps that you are taking each and every day.  Would you be interested?

I thought you would be so here we go.

6 Tips To Burn More Calories While Walking

  1. Increase your speed. Walking at a faster speed compared to your average stroll will help you burn more calories per mile because you’re working harder.
  2. Do intervals.  Walk as fast as you can for 30 to 60 seconds, then move at a more moderate speed for five minutes and repeat.
  3. Walk up a hill.  The added inclination will get your heart beating faster and your muscles working harder.  You’ll burn more calories and get more fit.
  4. Wearing a heart rate monitor.  Wearing a heart rate monitor is an easy, accurate method of checking your heart rate so that you can train in the best zone to burn fat calories.
  5. Add weight.  By carrying light handheld weights or wearing a weighted vest you will increase your resistance and burn more calories.
  6. Pump your arms.  Swinging your arms will increase your pace and burn more calories.

Simple tips that result in BIG gains!

So get up and go for a walk.  Any activity more than you were doing the day before is a step in the right direction toward improving your health!

As always I hope this information has served you and will take you one step closer to your desired health goals.

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