How to burn more calories walking:
Walking: Countless numbers of doctors recommend it. Scores of studies extol its benefits. Walking is an incredibly effective exercise. It’s also convenient & easily integrated into daily life. Here’s how to up the ante & turn a regular walk into a challenging workout to burn extra calories, lose weight, tone up and get fit.
Posture: Shoulders back & relaxed. Eyes looking forward & chin level. If you can’t achieve good posture, for long periods, get yourself a waist trainer to start.
Heart rate: Get your heart rate up to burn more calories. Try walking at a brisk pace – as if you were late.
Weight: Wear a weighted vest or a backpack. Avoid hand & ankle weights.
Arm swing: Bend elbows at a 90 degree angle & swing arms forwards & back.
Glute squeeze: Squeeze glutes together as you push off with your back foot to shape and firm your butt.
Hills: hilly terrain tones your butt & hamstrings. It also greatly boosts your caloric burn.
Toe Push-Off: Strike the ground with your hell. Roll forward through the arch of your foot and push from you toes.
Walking poles: Nordic walking poles can increase calorie burning by almost 50%
Abs: Pull your stomach muscles in to tone abs and burn more calories
Lift Knees: Add Intervals: Knee lifts (bring knees towards chest) or soldier kicks (keep knees straight).
Long strides: Increase your stride length to target inner & outer thigh muscles.
Uneven Terrain: Walk on trails, grass, sand, gravel, snow or small rocks. This will make your muscles work harder.
SWITCH IT UP:
Do it 1-minute intervals walking backwards. Move slowly on an even surface, clear of traffic & obstacles.
Add short intervals: Increase your speed (walk faster, jog or sprint). Walk hills or climb stairs for several minutes to boost your calorie burn.
Do 1-minute intervals of sideways shuffle. Left & right sides. Unusual movement is challenging & works muscles hard.