How To Walk Your Way To A Fit Body

How To Walk Your Way To A Fit Body

Left.

Left.

Left, right, left.

What if I were to tell you that they were the only 2 words you need to get a healthy and fit body?

It’s true!

Step aside fancy machines and equipment because it’s time to get back to the basics.

Not only can you get started right this minute, but it’s practically an activity that you can do anytime… and ANYWHERE!

Here is all you have to do…

WALK!

That’s right. Let’s take a closer look at:

How To Walk Your Way To A Fit Body

All walking is not created equal. Walking for fitness requires a bit more time and attention to get the results your desire:

1. Have Good Form

- Great posture is key so make sure you are standing tall with your shoulders back.

- Keep your head forward and let your arms naturally swing.

- Use a heel-to-toe stride.

- Engage your abs and hip flexors to move your legs.

2. Keep It Moving

- Walking for fitness requires you to keep a brisk pace (finishing a mile in less than 14 minutes)

- To start, use intervals to work on your endurance:

    • Walk briskly for a given time period (1 minute, 1 song, 5 minutes - YOU choose!)
    • Walk at a normal pace for a given time period of your choice.
    • Alternate between brisk walking and normal walking, aiming to INCREASE the brisk walking time period by a little each day!

3. Kick It Up a Notch

- Once you become a champ at walking at a brisk pace, it’s time to pump up your fitness by adding:

    • Weights: To help enhance your metabolism and build muscle, grab some light weights (2-5 pounds) and either do biceps curls as you walk or if you have ankle weights strap them on and get to walking!
    • Incline & Stairs: Tackle those hills and stairs for an extra booty boost!

Take It One Step Further

Now, let’s be real for a moment. NO amount of walking will get you a fit body if you continue to eat junk food.

Therefore, it’s also important to focus on eating healthy WHOLE foods. What does this mean?

Whole foods are foods that are free from additives or other artificial substances and have been minimally processed. For example:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Beans
  • Legumes
  • Grains

On a final note, don’t forget to spend at least a few minutes stretching after each walk! If you need a quick stretching routine, watch this video of Best Walking Stretches:

Happy Walking!

More Natural Health Posts To Enjoy:

How To Walk Your Way To A Fit Body by Loving Essential Oils

Author Bio: Lindsay Sibson
Lindsay turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plane in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging, and "figuring it out" step by step.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to unleash their adventurous spirit, discover a world of possibilities, and design life in their own unique way. Follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/traveloholic).

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information provided here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease, nor is it a substitute for medical advice. Post may include affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See full disclaimer.

Related Posts:

How to Make a Fabulous Exfoliating Lemon Sugar Scrub
How to Make a Fabulous Exfoliating Lemon Sugar Scrub
If you're looking to make a sugar scrub, but don't want to mess around with a ton of ingredients,...
Read More
How to Make Lavender & Orange Blossom Soap for Hands
How to Make Lavender & Orange Blossom Soap for Hands
Lavender & Orange Blossom, don't they just sound like a wonderful pair? Well, they are! Laven...
Read More
7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make
7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make
A warm and soothing bath is one of life's little pleasures. After a long day, a nice warm bath ca...
Read More