Giver Your Walk a Burst
Give your walking workout a boost!
Incorporating walking into your exercise routine is an easy way to…
- Burn fat and keep your metabolism humming
- Reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia, and death…. be sure to keep up your pace!
- Lift your mood naturally
- Get your daily dose of Vitamin D... especially in the winter
- Activate your immune system
- Boost energy without caffeine
If you find walking boring, then start by including bursts of high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.
HIIT walking uses “bursts” or “push” sessions that alternate intense levels of exercise and brief recovery periods, in timed intervals. The protocol yields amazing results. Just ask any speed and performance athlete.
Here’s how to incorporate HIIT into your walking routine…
- Warm up for 5 minutes
- Push yourself almost to your maximum for 15, 30, or 60 seconds.
- Continue to walk at a brisk pace while you actively recover for twice the amount of time that you pushed. For example, if you pushed for 30 seconds, then have a 60 second active recovery. Take the pace of your cool-down pace and speed it up it by a few notches.
- Repeat steps 2-3 for 30 minutes.
Once you feel comfortable and established, you can build in strength by adding resistance, incline, or speed. Follow with rest.
HIIT workouts can change your workouts, your body, and your weight.