7 Easy Ways You Can Get Even More Out Of Your Walk
Walk it like you talk it
By Techno Trace - September 30, 2021 - In Blog, FITNESS
Samantha Parker, MS, a certified yoga therapist and kinesiophobia and cognitive movement specialist in Washington, D.C, claimed that walking is a very low intensity yet impactful exercise that can burn calories effortlessly.
Not just physically it will value add up but also subconsciously. Regular walking outside means you will get close to nature, animals, and different kinds of humans as well.
This can be helpful to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. You will end up having new friends or exploring new places in your neighborhood.
In the below points we will get to know some tips and tricks to make your walking journey more value-adding and joyful.
Walk with a goal
Setting a goal or positive intention before starting any work is very important. Making a plan is important, only this way you can stick to it.
Suppose you can plan to go for a walk just for 15 min, the next day you can go for more, another day you can bring your friend. Someday you can just go take a walk with yourself and practice mindfulness, feel nature, absorb the goodness of mother earth, touch, feel, see and breath, basically do anything that works for you.
Make a plan and stick to it
Try new methods
Just as working out, walking can be boring at times, then you can add some spices into it, if you have a mountain near your home, go try to climb it. This exercise will help you to burn more calories than walking, play on the beach if you have the beach near your place.
Even if you are walking on the treadmill, try to enhance the speed little by little every day. It will not only help you to boost your immunity but also the ability of your mind.
Samantha Clayton, former Olympic sprinter and fitness trainer in Los Angeles said, "Adjusting your walking gradient will increase your calorie burn and push you to get more posterior chain (aka your glutes) work out of your walking routine".
Interval training can be boring sometimes. Well, you can switch it with walking. Suppose, you walk 1km in 15 min, try doing it in 10 min. These small improvements can work way better than intense training. This way you can improve your cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
Clayton says. For instance, try walking fast so that it feels like seven on a scale of one to 10 (10 being an all-out sprint) for 45 seconds and then walk slowly at an effort level of three out of 10 for 30 seconds, repeating this your entire walk.
Give yourself challenges
You should be your competition. Try to beat yourself every day. beat the records that you made. Suppose if you have done 2 km work yesterday, try to add 200 miters more today.
Becoming the best version of yourself is the main goal.
Make your playlist
Music is a very important thing. Everyone has different music choices. Some, like to go with soothing music, and the other likes rock. Few likes folk on the other hand few likes pop.
You can make a different playlist for your walk and take it with you wherever you go.
Take your music on the walk.
Get a buddy
Friends are the solution to every problem, so next time you go for a walk bring a friend or loved one with you. so that not only you will get quality time to spend with that specific person but also it will become a healthy practice for both.
"The best way to have adherence to exercise is to create a positive response to the activity so you want to do it more," Friberg says.
Enlist a buddy while you go for walk.
Take to the trials
The uneven terrain burns a lot of calories and it also makes your stabilizer muscles stronger.
Parker says, "this forces your mind to become aware of your surroundings and enhances spatial and vestibular awareness needed for balance".
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