As walking is a form of light cardio (very, very light cardio), what you want to do is to intensify it slightly, but just enough so it still looks and feels like walking. Did you know that modifying the way of your walking can significantly improve your calorie burning rate, get you fitter, and help you in more ways without going to the gym or changing your own diet? Researchers have recently found that women who took their time and did three fast paced walks within a week lost up to 5 times more fat and calories than those who walked at a normal speed. There are some tips that will surely enhance your weight loss, and we will gladly share them with you.
So, it’s pretty simple. Just increase your walking speed by a bit, and the results will be awesome for you. Another detail for you: those who walked at a high intensity lost a lot of visceral fat, located around your liver and kidneys.
Here are some more tips to help you out:
Use your arms. If you bend your arms while walking fast, you’ll go even faster and lose more calories.
Take faster and smaller steps. The best possible way to boost your own speed is to take steps that are short and fast. Try to time yourself and see how long it takes to walk 100 steps. From that point, try to cut off as much time as you can in order to get to the best combination of fast and small steps.
Get Nordic poles. Using these specific poles can engage your upper body and help burn up to 20 percent more calories.
Set some visible goals. Literally. If you see a distant bench, a street, or a stop sign, speed up as long as you don’t reach them.
Get the right shoes. If you wish to get the most from your steps and the push-offs, you’ll have to choose shoes that have a decent flexibility in the front.
Finally, don’t forget to stand straight.