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Tips to increase walking performance

Walking not only burns calories but also influences the cardiorespiratory system, the development of a stronger muscle structure and the strengthening of bones, which is very important for preventing osteoporosis. In addition, it helps to relax the mind.

According to a friend that is a personal trainer there are some tips that will help us to increase our walking performance:

Add speed and intensity – brisk walking increases caloric burn and increases lung capacity. Ideally, you should not be able to say more than a few words as you walk.

Take pace intervals – Changing the speed of walking burns more calories than walking at a steady pace. Speed up and slow down for better performance.

Walk with a friend – Walking with friends in participating in organized walking groups can help maintain motivation and consistency of training.

If you train for 60 minutes (or more), eat something later – a long walk can lower your glycogen levels, so opt for a snack that includes carbohydrates and protein, such as peanut butter, banana or a wholemeal toast with avocado.

Incorporate strength training – To make sure you’re not losing muscle, include a strength training routine. Stop every ten minutes of the walk to do some pushups, squats, or other strength exercises.

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  1. I walk in the park with my kids almost every day. I enjoy walking with someone, as I think it’s good time to interact with each other. Sometimes I walk together with my neighbor while the kids cycle or have fun together. I actually prefer jogging as an exercise. Walking is a more relaxing activity for me.

  2. My opinion about having a friend along needs to be reconsidered as each one walks at a particular pace and therefore walking with another whose pace is not the same may not be a good idea – just saying.

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