To be successful at long term losing weight and also not to gain weight again, it is important to lead healthy lifestyle where walking plays a big role. To amplify your calorie loss, try to follow these 7 expert walking tips:
Walk the hiking trails
You can burn about 173 calories if you walk at 3 mph for 45 minutes. But you can boost calorie burn up to 315 calories or about 142 calories extra if you walk at same pace, for same time but on a hiking trail. Same way, you will burn 638 calories more in a month if you go on hiking once in a week in addition with other weekday walks.
Browse the mall
People usually go to store with an intention to get in and shop as quickly as possible. However, there are some benefits to spend more time looking at the goods on different sections of a store and start buying a bit late. The more you browse store sections, the more you can add to your daily fair share of walking time leading to burn more calories.
Add several 1-minute intense efforts
A moderate walk at 2.5 mph can shed 17 calories in 5 minutes, but you will shed 47 calories at the same time if you up you pace to 5 mph. Chances are high that it would be difficult for you to keep up with this speed for long. What you could do is to add several one minute intense or high speed walks in between your moderate paced walk 4 to 5 times a week to reap the benefit.
Include a set of walking lunges
Include 10 minute walking lunges (or any other lunges you are comfortable to do) to your park walk routine to burn an average 50 more calories. Do this 12 to 16 times a month, which will get you shedding extra 600 to 800 calories.
Avoid the elevators, use the stairs
Whether you are at your office building, apartment floor or at the shopping mall, using stairs instead of elevators or escalators could benefit you burn extra calories as you are adding additional movements. Do this for just 5 minutes per day and you are good to shed around 47 calories.
Spend time with kids
It’s hard to get more enjoyable moments to have than having quality family time with kids. Here’s the good news for you; you could enjoy playing with kids and lose some weight at the same time. Play few outdoor games when you can with your kids like hide and seek, kick the can or rope jumping. A decent game that involves moderate movements can help you burn up to 150 calories in half an hour.
Walk home from work
It doesn’t matter where you live; walking at least for 30 minutes to get back home from your work station could get you some exercises to de-stress and refresh your mind for the next day. As a bonus, with a thirty minute walk you could burn about 140 calories. Now calculate how much calories you will burn if you do this every working day of the month!