Walking is timeless. As far as workouts go, it’s one of the simplest ways to get in shape, lose weight and fend off chronic disease. Looking back on the year, we sifted through the articles we published on the subject and selected the ones that resonated the most with you.
These 10 are worthy of a read — or a re-read.
1. How to Burn Way More Calories Walking
From adding weights to tackling the hills, a walk doesn’t have to be leisurely if you don’t want it to be. We give you five ways to amp up your walking for a bigger calorie burn.
2. The 7-Day Walking Plan
If you have seven days, this walking plan is for you. Each day comes with a suggestion for a walk, and by the end of the week, you’re tackling an hour in a day. Best of all, you can turn seven days into 14 into 21, and before you know it, you’re walking every day.
3. Is Just Walking Enough to Lose Weight and Get in Shape?
At some point, in whatever we do, we tend to wonder, “Am I doing enough?” This applies to walking, too. The good news is there are so many benefits to walking that apply to sedentary people just starting or long-time exercisers who just want to move even more. As with anything though, adding diversity to your movement is never a bad thing.
4. How High-Intensity Interval Training Can Start with Walking
HIIT is the darling of the fitness world, and for good reason: If you go for intensity, duration can be shorter. Luckily, this also applies to walkers. Complete with a 30-minute HIIT walk, this story could change your daily walks — in a good way.
5. Does Walking with Weights Boost Weight Loss?
The answer isn’t as black and white as you’d expect. Walking with weights isn’t for everyone, but the question ultimately is: Is walking with weights right for you?
6. 4 Major Walking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
We’ve been walking as long as we can remember, so how can we be doing it wrong? Once you take your walking to the next level, where it’s considered training, mistakes can happen — but not if you read this story.
7. 5 Signs Your Walking Workout is Too Easy
You’re still getting out there and hitting your step numbers, but suddenly you realize you’re doing the same route over and over again and you don’t break a sweat anymore. Just like any workout regimen, you have to change things up to keep getting results.
8. 10 Amazing Benefits of Walking
From sharpening your brain and bolstering memory to raising immunity and reducing the risk of falling, walking is an outstanding form of activity. Let us count the (10) ways.
9. 4 Bucket-List Hikes Around the World
Sometimes walking seems so basic and not so glamorous — until you realize where it can take you. Like to Africa or New Zealand or Peru or Scotland. And that’s just the beginning …
10. 3 Fast & Easy Tips to Walk Off the Weight
“The key to losing weight is to keep it simple” is how this story begins. It’s simple to figure out how to walk for weight loss, but doing it isn’t necessarily easy. We offer some helpful advice.
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