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If you have been doing the same workout for the last few weeks, it is time to change things up. Amping up your walk is perfect if you are short on time and in need of some change. It only takes small changes to make a big difference in your workout. You don't even need to spend more time. If you don't mind doing something different along the street, you can make a big impact on your workout.Here a few simple ideas to incorporate during your walk.
Make sure to warm up for a few minutes. You can do a set of one of the exercises listed below in between every 5 minutes of your walk:
step up on the curb
heel lifts on the curb
wall push-ups or even on the ground
Bring a band, wrap it around a tree, lamp post or street sign and you can do:
standing squats with rows
cross your hearts
front arm raises
Get creative. You can add just about anything to your walk. Use your body weight, playground equipment, stairs, benches, wall, and posts. Incorporating resistance exercises in the middle of your walk will increase your workout intensity. Remember to keep changing it up. Your body only changes when you challenge it. You won't believe the difference it will make. So get out there!
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