It’s easy to add on pounds. And one of the best ways to keep pounds off is to exercise. PBS TV’s Suzanne Andrews gives her tips for walking off the fat.
Walking workout is a great way to lose weight that often sneaks up on us during menopause. Combine the walk time with some motivating music, a healthy diet and you have an economical way to lose weight. Begin by marching in place indoors for 5 minutes. Make sure your water is close by to keep yourself hydrated. Don’t wait till you’re thirsty – drink up. This is a great workout to do with a friend so ask a friend to join you and you’ll combine getting fit with socializing.
Walk Your Way to Great Health!
Now take your walk outdoors and increase your oxygen saturation for increased energy. Place your elbows at your waist at 90 degrees. Keep a soft fist and don’t squeeze your fingers tight. To burn even more calories carry light weights or use 2 water bottles as weights. Tighten your abdominal muscles and bring your elbows up to eye level swinging forward.
Bring your fist all the way back to your waist when swinging your arms back. Squeeze your buttocks as you walk and you’ll lift and firm your backside. Straighten up your posture by lifting your rib cage and pushing your chest out for increased energy. Breathe normally and never hold your breath during walking workout.
Put Some Power in Your Step! The Fat Blasting Technique
Swing the heel of your feet like you’re kicking a ball. Use power to bring your foot forward for more speed. Pick up the pace after 5 minutes.
Combine the walk time with some motivating music, a healthy diet and you have an economical way to lose weight
More speed means more calories are being burned. Keep your knees straight but not locked. Place one foot directly in front of the other in a straight line. Pump your arms. Keep your elbows close to your body. If you move your hands sideways you’ll lose momentum and not burn as many calories so keep your hands moving forward to increase your strength and endurance.
Push off of your back foot and put some power in your walk to recharge your health. Begin with 15 minutes and increase to 60 minutes 5 days a week.
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