Walk Your Way to Success
By Tony Wolff, PT
Forget those expensive yoga classes and gym memberships—it turns out that one of the best, more economical exercises you can do costs you nothing at all and you can do it almost anywhere. It’s true. Walking has reams of health benefits. And just because you do it everyday doesn’t mean it has to be routine. In fact, with a few tweaks you can turn an ordinary stroll into an intense workout and leave lost pounds behind you for good.
Whether you want to simply burn fat or boost your metabolism, walking can be an easy and effective way to keep you out of an exercise rut and prevent you from hitting those dreaded weight loss plateaus. Start today and you can be on your way to weight loss success. Here are few reasons why walking can help you sculpt your fittest, slimmest body yet!
As with any new activity, walking progression should be done in a gradual and safe manner, as your body allows. Remember the Arthritis Foundation ‘two hour rule’, which states that any joint pain increase upon completing an activity should not last for more than two hours.
Now, the only thing left is for you is to get started. But don’t forget to check with your doctor before you begin any exercise program. For weight management, and more importantly for overall health and well-being, walking is a great option that can help you achieve success!