Bits and Bytes of Brisk Walking
This form of walking (brisk) unfortunately is the most neglected and under rated form of exercise. The form so simple and looks so easy, it is generally taken for granted and profound questions are raised on its potential perform.
Brisk Walking has the maximum impact with minimum of efforts, it needs no accessories, it needs no training, it needs no planning, it needs no conditions, it needs no time…it can be done by anybody from the young to the old and from the healthy to maintain the health and from non healthy to gain the health.
Brisk Walking has the maximum impact with minimum of efforts, it needs no accessories, it needs no training, it needs no planning, it needs no conditions, it needs no time…it can be done by anybody from the young to the old and from the… Click To Tweet
Brisk Walking is an ideal exercise method to keep our workout program consistent and maximize the health benefits. Brisk walking for 30 minutes at a moderate speed can help burn 150 to 200 calories.
Walking releases endorphin into our system and reverses the cortisol levels in our body, helping us curb stress eating. Brisk Walking can be determined by the amount of time it takes to walk a specific distance, such as a mile (1.6 km).
Walking releases endorphin into our system and reverses the cortisol levels in our body, helping us curb stress eating. Click To Tweet
Brisk Walking gives us the best exercise results because we use more muscle groups and burn more calories. But what is a brisk walking pace? The answer varies depending on our body mass, our experience exercising, and how fast we are willing to move.
We’re not talking about race walking here—that is a specialized form of walking that we don’t need to master to get a good workout from walking.
- Walk slowly to start and gradually increase the pace of walking
- Walk for little time initially and then increase the span of walking
- Walking drains water, keep body hydrated for walking the course
- Walk on soft surface before starting to walk on the hard roads
- Walk with your heels touching the surface before the toe lands
- Test of brisk walking lies in the ability to talk while walking without gasping
- Dress of brisk walking should allow the body to breath and sweat out
- Eating before brisk walking should be light to lift your body movement
- Pace of brisk walking should have a rate per mile and mile per hour coverage
- Age and stage of life determines the pace and intervals of brisk walking
A good brisk walking techniques can tone our whole body:
- Arms – Keeping our elbows bent and shoulders relaxed while swinging our arms back and forth in a natural rhythm will tone our upper arm muscles.
- Abs – If we concentrate a little on flexing our abdominal muscles while brisk walking, we will have firmer abs within 3 weeks.
- Glutes– We will need to find an incline or a treadmill to work our glutes, but brisk walking uphill gives our glutes and quads a great workout.
- Legs– Lengthen our stride while brisk walking to tone our calves and thighs. We will also increase our pace, burn more calories, and begin working our way up to aerobic walking.
Use the Talking Test to see if we are really brisk walking. One of the best things about walking for exercise is that it invites social activity—simply put, walking with a friend encourages us to keep exercising. So, when we are brisk walking with a friend, we should be able to hold a normal conversation without losing our breath or slowing our walking pace to below 18 minutes per mile. This is the talking test. If we can’t keep talking, we’re aerobic walking, the next stage in our walking program.
Brisk Walking simply means we can walk a mile on average in between 15 and 20 minutes. Our walking gait should be faster than a normal stroll, but our arm movements should be natural. Brisk walking gives us good cardiovascular improvement and a solid calorie burn.