You don’t need any fancy gym equipment in order to lose weight.
Shedding the pounds can be as easy as going for a stroll every day.
So what is the best way to burn fat and calories while you’re walking?
The NHS recommends walking on their website.
It explains: “Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
“Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.
“You don’t have to walk for hours.
“A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.”
WALK THE WALK: Walking requires no fancy gym memberships or equipment (Pic: GETTY)
While ambling along at a casual pace works to burn calories, you’ll torch more fat by raising your heart rate a little.
Here are five ways to lose more weight while walking:
1. Power walk
Instead of going for a leisurely stroll, ramp up the pace.
Harvard University found that an 11.5st person can torch 300 calories by walking at 3.5 mph for 60 minutes.
A fitness fan of the same weight can increase this calorie burn to 450kcal an hour by walking at a speedier pace of 4.5 mph.
ON YOUR HIKE: Adding some weight and walking up hills can maximise calorie burn (Pic: GETTY)
2. Move your arms
For a full body workout, swing your arms while you’re walking.
This should help to blast any bingo wings – as well as encouraging the body to burn more calories.
3. Head for the hills
Walking on flat ground is much easier than striding on an incline.
Try to pick a route with a slight incline, as this will make your body work harder.
The more your heart rate spikes, the more calories you’re likely to burn.
4. Take the stairs
To make your daily walk even trickier, try incorporating some stairs into your route.
Climbing up and down steps helps to tone your calves and work your glutes.
It also has greater calorie burning potential.
5. Push a buggy or carry a heavy bag
Adding some extra weight to your workout will make it even trickier.
If your a parent with a young child, try pushing your tot around in a buggy while you’re walking.
Alternatively, take some dumbbells or a heavy bag out with you.
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