It’s common to experience sore muscles after walking for fitness, but most minor muscle pain and stiffness can be overcome by rest and at-home remedies. Soreness often comes after increasing your activity level, but one long or intense walk can be enough to trigger sore muscles. While soreness may be a sign that you’re walking… Continue reading How to overcome muscle pain and soreness from walking
Walking is great for exercise and for weight loss, but the strategies you’d use for each may be different. You’ll see more progress towards your goal if you design your walking routine for exercise or weight loss specifically.
The steps you take in the critical brisk walking zone are the most impactful for weight loss, though more steps are almost always better. A few medium length, intense fitness walks can be your most efficient path for weight loss.
A proper warm up and cool down routine will help prevent injuries and allow you to walk faster and longer, which can get you more steps. The extra few minutes you’ll spend will pay off in the form of more steps, less pain, and happier walking!
Walking laps on a track or walking path can help you walk faster and burn more calories, while being easier on your knees and other joints. The rubberized surface of most walking tracks is softer and easier on your joints than concrete or asphalt, too!
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The right walking surface can make your walks even lower impact on your joints, while the wrong surface can add stress and contribute to injuries. Softer surfaces are usually easier on your joints, but many soft surfaces can get slippery or don’t give even footing. While you often don’t have much of a choice of… Continue reading Your walking surface matters – How to avoid joint pain and injury!
To get the most out of a fitness walking routine, it’s critical that you track your steps and review your progress over time. ou’ll be more motivated to walk, and you’ll be able to break past plateaus by identifying what’s going wrong and how to fix it.
Adding in other exercises midway through a walking workout makes your walks more fun, burns extra calories, and helps you get stronger and tone your muscles.
When walking for fitness, realistic maximum weight loss is about 1 to 2 pounds per week, but there are factors that can make this goal more or less likely. Eating healthier and walking also work together in synergy.