Do you know that by a faster walking you may burn more calories, increase heart rate and even improve overal cardiovascular fitness? Well, the answer is YES. Although, walking can seem easy and simple, it brings many benefits to our body.
There are some steps to follow to incrase your walking speed. Firstly, you need to know how fast you can walk. Using GPS watches, apps or speedometers togheter with a mile pace at a track are some methods to help you measure it. You should have a proper clothing which is ’breathable’ and absorbs moisture. Your walking shoes need to be flexible and light. Before walking, pay attention to nutrition and complete the warmup to get your blood flowing. When working out, try to improve the position of your head, arms and be sure that your torso can also have an important role in increasing your walking speed. During your walking, try to incrase duration gradually, so to prevent any possible injuries. The most important is to start a couple of times a week, and then to increase the pace and distance slowly. The most advisable is to have a warmup of walking at usual pace for 10-15 minutes. After that, there should be a main part of your walking. It is advisable to be the fastest walk for ¼ mile. It needs to be alternate by walking the next ¼ at regular walking pace. This should be done for 2 miles. In the end, there should be a cooldown of walking 10-15 minutes at the normal walking pace.