Do you want to take care of your health, but hate the idea of going to the gym? Or maybe you want to do some exercise in a group of friends while having a bit of a chat? Then it’s time to get on board with power walking!
This fitness craze is the ultimate way to get fit – without having to pay expensive gym memberships or feel self-conscious in a group. You can exercise by yourself or with friends, and the only thing you need is your own two feet!
Power walking (also known as ‘speed walking’) is basically just what it sounds like – walking while keeping a brisk pace at approximately 7 to 9 km per hour (4.5 to 5.5 mph). The difference between power walking and jogging is that at least one foot should touch the ground at all times.
Anyone who wants to get fit, toned and energised can benefit from power walking. There’s a whole menu of power walking plus points, but for us girls of an age, it can reduce stress, lift depression, ease menopause symptoms, improve sleep, help prevent osteoporosis and improve your skin. Not to mention how beneficial it is for your posture. No wonder celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Danni Minogue love it!
It’s also a great option for those of us who want to shed some pounds. You can expect to burn up to 400 calories per hour if you walk fast enough and do it correctly. That’s where our expert tips come in, so that you can get the most out of your walk and really feel the benefits.
Are you ready to power walk your way to a fitter and healthier you? Keep reading to put your best foot forward with our power walking tips…
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