How to maximise your performance while walking

5 ways to improve your fitness levels when walking

By Dr Miriam Stoppard

  • Use a weighted belt or wrist bands.

  • Lengthen your stride smoothly and slowly, but make sure it’s comfortable.

  • Think about your posture and correct it and don’t lean from your waist or you’ll put undue stress on your back.

  • Always keep your arms swinging. The forwards swing should end with your fists at about shoulder height.

  • Stop halfway and do stretches.

  • Ski poles will help burn 25% more calories.

Source: Daily Mirror

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