40-Minute Power Walk
In many ways, both physical and mental, walking comes pretty close to being the perfect exercise. A walking program can be as simple as just going out for a brisk stroll a few times a week. And as long as you’re consistent, you’ll not only trim your waistline, but improve your health.
The benefits of walking are seemingly endless. They include:
- Lose weight or maintain weight by burning calories and raising metabolism
- Improves your blood cholesterol levels by reducing LDLs and raising HDLs
- Improves energy and mood
- Lower blood pressure
- Manage type 2 diabetes
- Strengthen your bones
- Provides a surge of mood-elevating endorphins
- Improves your sleep
- Boosts self-esteem
- Improve your balance and coordination
But before you gear up and go, it’s critical that you have proper walking posture.
Essential Walking Techniques
Stand tall; imagine a string coming from the top of your head pulling you up. Then tilt your body forward slightly from the ankles, not the hips or waist. Don’t arch your lower back or stick your butt out. Keep your spine in a neutral position by contracting your abdominals.
Head Position –
Don’t tilt your head from side to side, and don’t drop your chin forward. Your eyes should focus straight ahead and not on your feet, so you don’t strain your neck.
Your shoulders should be down and back; open your chest for easier, deeper breathing. As you walk, check your shoulders regularly. Are you slouching? Are your shoulders creeping up toward your ears?
Let your arms swing freely, but with purpose. This improves balance, increases circulation, and burns more calories. Swing your arms forward, not across your body. Imagine your body on a clock face, viewed from the side, with your head at twelve o’clock. Your arms should swing from seven o’clock (just behind your hips) to four o’clock (about belly button height).
Strike the ground with your heel and let your foot roll forward naturally. At the end of your stride, really push off with your toes, to propel your body forward. Use a stride length that’s comfortable for you. Don’t over-stride.
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WALK & TALK!
Walking is an almost effortless exercise that seems to be a wonder drug. LeanWalk is a 6-week walking program that’s incredibly simple, astonishingly powerful. Study after study proves that tying up your laces for even a few minutes a day can transform your body, mind, and health. You’ll experience a whole new level of weight loss and an amazing energy boost.
The program includes 5 audio workouts… perfect for your outdoor walk or treadmill workout. Also included is 1 walking video so you can walk in place in your living room and add some weights to your workout.
And, you can keep the walking audios on your phone forever! They do not expire after 6 weeks!
Each week adjusts either the duration or intensity. By changing what you ask your body to do, this program challenges you so you can keep making fitness progress.
✅ WEEK 1 – Build the foundation by developing proper walking techniques.
✅ WEEK 2 – Enhance stamina and endurance
✅ WEEK 3 – Burn more calories with short interval bursts
✅ WEEK 4 – Challenge the intensity with longer intervals
✅ WEEK 5 – Add resistance training to the end of the walk
✅ WEEK 6 – Prepare to walk for life with intervals that are closer together
Take your walk to the next level. LeanWalk is perfect to get ready for summer!