Lose Weight, Burn Fat with a Complete In-Home Walking WorkoutThere are so many benefits to walking. First and foremost, it's plain good exercise that almost anyone can do. A good pair of walking shoes and appropriate clothing is all you need. Grab a friend or listen to your iPod, and you're good to go.
Walking can become a bit more challenging as the season start to change. Wet, cold, slippery wet leaves or icy sidewalks can compromise your safety. You can bring your walking indoors right in the comfort of your own home.
I'm sure you're wondering, "How?" because I was wondering the same thing. Walking expert Leslie Sansone "Walk Away the Pounds 5 Mile Advanced Walk" DVD show exactly how you can get the most out of your walking workout. These advanced walking programs are filled with upbeat music that are geared to help you lose weight, build strength and tone your body.
There are four basic walking movements walking on the spot, kicks, knee lift and side-step. In this particular DVD, it includes walk boosters that help you burn more fat and calories. Included are a walk belt, two pound hand weights and a firming band. The five miles comprises of three miles using the boosters, while the other two miles are quick miles without the boosters. The program is completely flexible so working with or without the boosters, you're still achieving an effective workout. Of course, diet plays an important part and Leslie provides a 7 day weight loss meal plan.
What I like about the walk boosters, you can use each one independently. I found the miles that use the boosters were not used nearly enough. It's nice to have the waist belt, firming band or hand weights to use on other days or used in addition to another exercise program. When the weather is nice, carry your hand weights for a brisk walk to burn more calories.
You can really tailor this walking workout to your fitness level. For instance, exaggerating a side-step by stepping out wider and sitting into it involves using larger muscle groups therefore working your buttocks, the front and back of your thighs and your hamstring. Walking on the spot can easily become jogging on the spot. There's no right or wrong way and as long as you keep to the beat of the music, you're getting a good workout.
Whether you walk with or without the boosters, indoors or outdoors, walk three miles or five miles you can achieve a heart-healthy walking workout that will enable you to lose weight, burn fat and lead a long and healthy life.
**Please note: Before taking up any fitness program, consult with your doctor first.
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