Walking, along with any other type of cardio is one of the easiest ways to blast fat and calories
. Switch up your walking routine and add some flare. Combine short, high-intensity workouts with longer, slower-paced sessions throughout the week.
Not many people add variety to their cardio sessions; you’ll burn more fat and calories when changing your typical routine.
Follow these easy 7-day steps to a thinner new you!Day 1:
Take a long walk at a moderately steady pace for about 40-60 minutes and enjoy the weather!
This day is devoted to distance. Calories burned: Approx. 400Day 2:
You will achieve the most weight loss
and calories burned by adding in another aerobic activity at least one to two days out of the week., try biking or swimming.
Day 2 is devoted to cross training. calories
burned: Approx. 400Day 3:
Add in timed intervals throughout your routine.
As follows: Time (Min) Interval
0-5 Warm up
5-10 Add speed, working towards hard exertion
10-15 Decrease speed to less exertion
15-18 Add speed
18-22 Decrease speed to medium exertion
22-25 Add speed
25-30 Decrease speed for 2 minutes, add speed again
30-35 Cool down
Calories burned: Approx. 450Day 4:
Walk on an incline. You will burn more calories
then continuing to walk along a flat surface. Inclines are a great way to strengthen your lower body. If you have trails close to you, find one with a series of small to moderate hills throughout it. Or use a treadmill and adjust the incline. Do not over exert yourself though, stay at a comfortable pace. Test yourself if you’d like, but if you tire quickly, back off and continue at a slower pace. Calories burned: Approx. 400Day 5:
Take a day off!Day 6:
Repeat Day 1Day 7:
Do some low circuit cardio for about 40-60 minutes. Incorporate a 20-minute circuit training session including the following basic exercises. Do 10-12 reps of each exercise, and perform the circuit about 2 to 3 times.
Alternating walking lunges
Crunches on an exercise ball
burned: Approx. 180
*Calories burned are dependent on the weight of the individual.
Calorie counts are based on a weight of 135 – 145 pounds.