Fitness Minutes: (4,859)
12/1/13 6:56 P
Intervals are good. Adding weight with a backpack is also good. You might also try taking your walk out into the wilderness and turning your walk into a hike.
12/1/13 6:45 P
I agree with everyone already. Walk faster, incorporate intervals (fast walk, normal walk, etc), add jogging into the mix (normal walk, fast walk, light jog, etc). walk up and down stairs. I have seen people carrying around small hand weights or wearing weighted vests. I have also seen people doing something interesting. They walk backwards! I saw them and was like "wth?!" They say it's a good change of pace from walking forward and activates some muscles you wouldn't if you were only going forward. I have seen backwards running as well.
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12/1/13 4:03 P
I feel that intervals are the best way to get the most aerobic and calorie -burning benefit from a walking session.
Fitness Minutes: (235,640)
12/1/13 3:53 P
How about Nordic Walking Poles ? that's a great way to keep your walks interesting as well as increase your calorie burn.
Fitness Minutes: (64,745)
748 12/1/13 3:51 P
1) Intervals (walk for a few minutes then jog/run for a few minutes) a) www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic les.asp?id=1221 2) Run a mile a) http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes s_articles.asp?id=1004 3) Cross train - ride a bike; rowing machine (use one at a gym or get one for use at home); elliptical; swim
Fitness Minutes: (126,765)
12/1/13 1:48 P
Add resistance with heavy objects in a backpack, add hills, add intervals of faster walking/running.
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