Walking is a great way to exercise, we know that just walking 10000 steps daily or roughly 30 minutes a day is the bare minimum for a healthy lifestyle. Here's a great tip to make walking even more efficient at burning the calories: Change your pace, do unusual things while walking.
Varying your speed while out on a stroll can burn as much as 20 percent more calories than if you were just maintaining a constant pace, says a study by Ohio State University.
"Measuring the metabolic cost of changing speeds is very important because people don't live their lives on treadmills and do not walk at constant speeds. We found that changing speeds can increase the cost of walking substantially," said Manoj Srinivasan, co-author of the study and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Ohio State University.
Srinivasan gave more examples: "How do you walk in a manner that burns more energy? Just do weird things. Walk with a backpack, walk with weights on your legs. Walk for a while, then stop and repeat that. Walk in a curve as opposed to a straight line."
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