This exercise involves moving forward by placing one foot in front of the other in a rhythmic manner. It is a low-impact activity that can be done almost anywhere and has numerous health benefits, including improving cardiovascular health, strengthening muscles, and reducing stress.
- Start by standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Begin walking forward by taking a step with your right foot.
- As you step forward with your right foot, swing your left arm forward and your right arm back.
- Take a step with your left foot and swing your right arm forward and your left arm back.
- Continue this alternating pattern of stepping and swinging your arms as you walk forward.
- Make sure to keep your head up and your shoulders relaxed.
- Try to maintain a brisk pace to get your heart rate up and increase the intensity of the exercise.
- You can also try walking uphill or on an incline to add more resistance to the exercise.
- Continue walking for at least 30 minutes to get a good cardiovascular workout.
Walking Form & Visual
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Strengthens bones and muscles
- Helps with weight management
- Reduces risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease
- Boosts mood and reduces stress
- Improves balance and coordination
- Can be done anywhere with no equipment needed
Walking Muscles Worked
- Calf muscles
- Back muscles
Walking Variations & Alternatives
- Walking uphill
- Walking downhill
- Power walking
- Brisk walking
- Interval walking
- Walking lunges
- Walking with weights
- Walking on a treadmill
- Walking on an incline treadmill
- Walking on a stair climber