Winter is just around the corner, which means holiday parties, Thanksgiving dinners, etc.
Yes, you can still enjoy the holiday season without derailing your weight-loss goals. If you’re looking into an easy program to fit into your busy schedule, get started with a walking program.
Here are a few walking tips to burn more calories and keep the pounds off:
1. Walk More Throughout the Day
A short power-walk is a great way to stay in shape. Take some time throughout the day and take a quick 30-45 minute walk.
Some ideas to get you started:
-Walk around your neighborhood after lunch. This can give your metabolism a boost and control your blood sugars.
-Walk to a place instead of driving.
-Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.
2. Train on a Hill
Walking uphill helps burn more calories and helps speed your metabolism as well. If you don’t have a hill to access throughout the day, try a staircase workout or just set an incline on a treadmill.
3. Remember to Use Your Arms
Exaggerating your arm swings while walking has additional benefits (although it may look silly). It’ll help speed up your pace, work your upper body and burn 10% more calories.
4. Keep Calorie Consumption Low
Besides exercise, you’ll also need to focus on a healthy diet to keep your weight down. Keep track of your daily calorie intake and try to avoid processed as well as sugary foods.
5. Find a Great Playlist
It can be hard sometimes to stay focused during a high-intensity workout. If you need an extra boost, grab a pair of our active wireless earphones, the S-FIT, and listen to an upbeat playlist to help you stay motivated.
6. Include Strength Training
Include workouts such as pushups, lunges, squats, etc. to break up your walks, while strengthening your muscles. Stop and perform a few reps of these moves throughout your work.