Today’s Workout column: Power walking has several benefits
With our schedules cleared even more, it is time to get back to basics, kind of like a New Year’s resolution. And the basics of fitness are some of the best ways to pass the time.
Our move today is power walking. Walking is great for the entire body, and adding a little “power” to this move will only intensify the workout.
Power walking can be done in multiple places. Either outlet you choose, start out slow to get your body warmed up and then pick up the pace, by moving your arms more strongly and your legs more swiftly.
You can shoot for a certain amount of time while you walk for a desired distance. And if you choose to walk outside, your bonus is the sunshine and vitamin D.
Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Gold’s Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Lakeland, Florida, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.