10 Great Reasons To Walk Everyday

By Hannah de Gruchy / Lifestyle / August 8th, 2020

3. Walk Your Way To Ultra Toned Legs

Walk your way to ultra toned legs

Walking actually involves the whole body, as you should walk with your abdominal muscles pulled in for a tighter core, your head held in a neutral position with your shoulders relaxed and down with your arms bent at the elbows to propel you along rather than swinging by your sides.

But unsurprisingly, it does the most for our legs, and the more we walk and the faster our pace, the better. Also, the more we walk uphill, or up flights of steps or walk on rocky terrain the better. Even walking on a sandy beach is going to give our leg muscles an extra work out. (But take care not to overdo things if you’re a little unsteady on your feet, if you are, it’s still beneficial to stick to flat surfaces and a pace you’re comfortable with.)

If you want to tone your legs even further, try adding in some squats and lunges before each walk as a warm up, or use a cross trainer or stepper at the gym (or your home gym, or run up and down your own stairs if your next door neighbour doesn’t mind!)


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