If you want to lose weight or simply get in shape, consider walking daily. If you thought only running would help you tone up and slim down, you are wrong! Studies show that walking briskly for an hour is just as effective when it comes to burning calories and shedding pounds. To incorporate walking into your routine at Meetinghouse, check out these tips:
- Warm up. To prevent stress on the heart or cramping, you should start slow. Walk leisurely for five minutes before you pick up the pace.
- Short and intense is key. Shorter bursts of high-intensity walking are more effective than walking at a slower pace for an hour or two. To get started, walk briskly for 30 minutes three days per week.
- Find an incline. Find a route that has rough terrain or a lot of hills so you can strengthen your glutes and legs. You could always go for a hike if you are really up for a challenge.