Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Healthier You- The Different Types of Walking

Here are some different types of walking you can consider to incorporate in your new year health plan.

Fitness walking is called by many different names - power walking, fitness walking, health walking. Power walking is commonly used to represent an exaggerated walking style. This style of overstriding and exaggerated arm movements is often linked with injuries. Because of this I don't generally use the term power walking. A better term for a healthful energetic walking pace is "fitness walking".

Fitness walking is much more than a stroll or nature walk. When fitness walking you incorporate the muscles of the upper body making it a GREAT aerobic activity. It burns approximately the same calories as running, yet it is much easier on the body. Because more muscles are used it burns calories much quicker than less aggressive walking. It also tones muscles in the buttocks, thighs, hips, shoulders, upper back and abs. Most fitness walkers average about 12 to 15 minutes per mile.

Unlike racewalking; there is no official definition. There are no rules. If you walk at a purposeful fitness walking pace using good technique you are a fitness walker. Use tips above to insure good walking form and to increase your pace. 


Sunday, January 4, 2015

One FREE App to help you Achieve Your New Year's Weight Lost Resolution

I will be sharing five free apps that you can use this year to help you achieve your New Year's Resolution goals. Each day this week there will be a new post featuring a different app. Until then check out our recommended weight lost app.

1. Weight Loss Resolution

2014 might not have been the best year for weight loss or healthy eating for you. So, you resolve that in 2015 all of that will change. Here is a a quick and easy app that you can use to achieve your weight loss goal.

Lose it is a comprehensive app that track your calorie and exercise for free. says that the app 'Lose It!' is designed with one goal - to help you lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way. No magic pills, no crazy diets - just a simple, easy-to-use program that helps you stay in your calorie budget. 

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