san wrote:Walking is very good for healthy life. But using your walk efficiently is most important part of exercise.
- Walk an extra mile, if you go at a 4 MPH speed it will take only 15 minutes.
- Speed up. Walk for the same amount of time you usually do, but go a half-mile per hour faster.
- Kick it into high gear. Slip in a 3/4-mile run before or after your walk.
Try adding a weighted vest to the walk. I walk at a fast pace 3 times a week, and recently added a weighted vest (20-30lbs). Now my unweighted walks are faster. I shoot for 55-75% of my max heart on my walks.