Ramp up your walking to lose weight faster. With a power walking work out you'll burn more calories and increase your fitness levels. It couldn't be easier!
Have you tried walking to lose weight? You should increase the intensity of your walking workout if you want faster results. We discovered the best tips and tricks to help you burn calories, melt fat and also boost your fitness. It’s time to step up your home workouts ladies and take your leisurely stroll to the ultimate power walk.
Walking to lose weight: How to upgrade your walking workout
Step to the beat:
If you want to power up your walk, then download the Spotify Running app (available for free on iPhone and Android). Although it’s usually used for running, this clever piece of software can help you maintain the optimum walking pace.
Simply download Spotify and pick ‘Running from the menu. Next choose your preferred music genre, then start walking and your phone accelerometer will help select tunes that match your pace to help power you on. The app works with speeds of 140+ beats per minute (bpm) – so think brisk walk, rather than leisurely stroll. Over time, the app will automatically select trakcs based on your music history. Genius!
Choose the right speed depending on your goal
GOAL = WEIGHT LOSS
Heart rate 120bpm. Make sure you walk for longer (at least an hour) at this speed.
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GOAL = BOOST HEART HEALTH
Heart rate 140bpm. You only need to go at this speed for 20-30 minutes.
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GOAL = IMPROVE ENDURANCE
Heart rate 160bpm. For advanced walkers; start off with short 10-minute bursts.
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