One Easy Thing You Should Do To Get In Shape Fast

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So many of us think that getting the body we want requires strenuous running on the treadmill and lots of salad lunches. Honestly, there is a much better way to get in shape and believe it or not, you’re already doing it on a daily basis! Walking is such an understated workout that we don’t realize how it benefits our health! Here’s why walking more helps you get in shape:

1. Start with a cardiovascular workout

Walking is a low-impact activity that’s safe for your knees and burns calories at a steady rate. Of course, you need a good pair of shoes so that you’re not at risk of injuries and that your soles are supported. Walking not only strengthens your calves and your legs, but it’s also good for your heart. The CGD girls are doing more walking at the moment, so we try to walk to or from work every day. All you need is a good pair of sneakers and some workout tunes!

2. Correct your posture

If you spend the whole day sitting, you’ll realize that your back muscles tend to hurt and that your posture suffers as a result. Walking tall with your back straight, head forward and swinging arms helps with aligning your posture so that you don’t put more strain on your back. Use your abs and hip flexors to move your legs forward and maintain a speed that’s just slightly slower than a jog.

 

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3. Build stamina

Walking at a steady helps to build stamina and makes you fitter. Set a goal to finish three miles in 45 minutes and continue that pace till you find yourself stronger to complete more rounds in less time. Of course, if you find yourself fitter aim to increase your mileage to avoid the plateau that comes with your body feeling a little too comfortable with the same walking routine.

4. Boost your metabolism 

If you want to lose weight, consider adding hand weights as your walk. 3 pounds should be sufficient and as you walk, do some bicep curls or just hold them if you must. Adding weights to your walking routine sets your metabolism on fire because the resistance training helps build muscle which burns fat! Add some exercises for the triceps as you go along and you’ll see great changes to your upper body.

Of course, with all efforts to stay in shape, eating clean is just as essential as working out. Don’t cancel out the great work that you’ve put into your walking routine by downing a milkshake after your workout or having a big bowl of pasta. Keep to your walking schedule and maintain a healthy diet. You’ll definitely see results sooner than you think!

Still struggling with walking? Purchase a Fitbit and use it to help yourself achieve 10,000 steps a day!


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photo: Urban Outfitters

 

So many of us think that getting the body we want requires strenuous running on the treadmill and lots of salad lunches. Honestly, there is a much better way to get in shape and believe it or not, you’re already doing it on a daily basis! Walking is such an understated workout that we don’t realize how it benefits our health! Here’s why walking more helps you get in shape:

1. Start with a cardiovascular workout

Walking is a low-impact activity that’s safe for your knees and burns calories at a steady rate. Of course, you need a good pair of shoes so that you’re not at risk of injuries and that your soles are supported. Walking not only strengthens your calves and your legs, but it’s also good for your heart. The CGD girls are doing more walking at the moment, so we try to walk to or from work every day. All you need is a good pair of sneakers and some workout tunes!

2. Correct your posture

If you spend the whole day sitting, you’ll realize that your back muscles tend to hurt and that your posture suffers as a result. Walking tall with your back straight, head forward and swinging arms helps with aligning your posture so that you don’t put more strain on your back. Use your abs and hip flexors to move your legs forward and maintain a speed that’s just slightly slower than a jog.

 

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Fitbit Alta available here, Blaze Smart Watch available here, Fitbit Charge 2 available here.

3. Build stamina

Walking at a steady helps to build stamina and makes you fitter. Set a goal to finish three miles in 45 minutes and continue that pace till you find yourself stronger to complete more rounds in less time. Of course, if you find yourself fitter aim to increase your mileage to avoid the plateau that comes with your body feeling a little too comfortable with the same walking routine.

4. Boost your metabolism 

If you want to lose weight, consider adding hand weights as your walk. 3 pounds should be sufficient and as you walk, do some bicep curls or just hold them if you must. Adding weights to your walking routine sets your metabolism on fire because the resistance training helps build muscle which burns fat! Add some exercises for the triceps as you go along and you’ll see great changes to your upper body.

Of course, with all efforts to stay in shape, eating clean is just as essential as working out. Don’t cancel out the great work that you’ve put into your walking routine by downing a milkshake after your workout or having a big bowl of pasta. Keep to your walking schedule and maintain a healthy diet. You’ll definitely see results sooner than you think!

Still struggling with walking? Purchase a Fitbit and use it to help yourself achieve 10,000 steps a day!


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