If you are looking to improve your walking exercise, I recommend the following hacks;

Carry weights

Walking is good for improved cardiovascular health. But you can enhance the benefit by adding weight to your body. For example, I tell my clients to carry a backpack with a few items that increase its weight. Wearing wrist and ankle weights or light weight dumbbells can also give a different effect.

Use inclined routes

Walking on stairs or following an inclined track can improve your core strength and help burn more calories. You can also use a hilly park or go to a neighborhood hill. Even the treadmill can help if you alternate between flat and incline options.

Up your pace

If you want to reap more walking benefits, I recommend alternating the speeds. Start slowly and aim at gradually increasing the pace to a brisk walk. If you can maintain a quicker speed, commit to alternating between moderate and high intensity. You can also include simple resistance workouts, including lunges.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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