Follow these tips for improving your walking workout to burn more calories and build your overall fitness.
Go on safe precise walking paths are the best way to sustain a walking plan. Parks, trails, boardwalks in your area by checking out sites like Trails.com, Traillink.com or Recreation.gov for cool walking ideas.
Using a pedometer or other fitness wearable is a great way to keep track of things like, speed, distance, calories burned and how many steps you did. It can help you track your progress as you work toward your fitness goal.
Change your Terrain
Walking the same routine around your neighborhood or work can lead to mental fatigue and eventually a plateau in your progress. Try switching it up a few times a week. Seek out local trails, parks, or driving to a different part of town for different routes helps you use different muscles groups and improve your strength.
It is over looked by beginner walkers. Stretching routine can help with recovery, prevent injuries and improve your range of motion.
Speeding up your walk is a good way to keep your workout interesting and challenging. You also burn more calories. To start, every 5 minutes of your walk, try to speed up for 30 to 60 seconds. Walk for another 5 minutes and repeat for as long as you can.