Last updated on Feb 2nd, 2020 at 08:34 pm

You could burn more calories by taking power walks as opposed to just a relaxing stroll.

Taking power walks can be a very effective way to increase the number of calories you burn while walking. If you are a regular walker, consider giving your routine a boost by power walking at regular intervals.

You can do this by increasing your speed of walking (pace). Return to your normal pace once you begin to feel uncomfortable. This is usually between 10 to 15 seconds for many people. You can pick up your pace again during the course of your walk.

Experiencing discomfort?

Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising. As you become more accustomed to power walks, you can include more of them into your exercise/ walking routine. Do not forget to engage in a warm-up routine first!

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

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