The Only Walking Equipment You Really Need...
What walking equipment do you really need? Truthfully, you don’t need much. That is why I love fitness walking; there isn’t any expensive gear to buy.
However, the gear that I do recommended on this page will make your walks more comfortable and your life a little easier by tracking how much you’ve walked and how many calories you’ve burned.
Recommended Walking Equipment
1. A pedometer will count your daily steps, total mileage and calories burned. This is a very handy device to keep track of your progress. You can buy for as little as $15. Read this article on the
to ensure you are buying an accurate and affordable pedometer.
Why is it necessary to count your steps?
can help you lose weight and improve your health.
2. Heart Rate Monitor. This is a great device that tracks your heart rate for you so you don't have to stop in the middle of your walk to take your pulse. They can also do much more than that. If you're thinking of buying a heart rate monitor, this article provides my top recommendations for
best heart rate monitors.
The following recommendations for fitness gear aren't necessary, but will help you burn more calories and have more fun!
3. Walking Music. Fitness walking and music that you enjoy will give you a boost of energy. There is nothing like hearing your favorite songs to get you moving. Learn more about which
is best for your fitness level in this article.
4. Fitness Walking Books. It's great to have a book on hand when you can't logon to The-Fitness-Walking-Guide.com :) Here are my recommendations for
fitness walking books.
5. Walking DVDs or Walking Videos. For those days when you can't leave the house, pop in a walking DVD or video and get your walking workout done in your bedroom or living room. See my recommendations for
fitness walking DVDs and videos
6. Hydration Belt/Waist Pack. Ever wonder where to stash your keys, cell phone and water bottle while walking? A hydration belt is a hands-free way to carry all of these items. Here are my recommendations for the most useful and affordable
7. Walking Hand Weights. The use of walking hand weights will add variety and challenge to your walking routine.
They will help build muscle in your triceps, biceps, chest, shoulders and core. They will also increase the intensity of your cardio workout, which will burn even more calories during your walk. Read this article on my recommendations for
walking hand weights.
8. Walking Vest. This is probably the best way to burn extra calories and fat while walking. It's safe to use because the extra weight is added to your torso, which won't strain muscles. Read this article on a
to help you decide if wearing a walking weight vest is right for you.
Now you have recommendations for the walking equipment you need to get the most out of each and every walk. You'll find your walks safer and more enjoyable too!
I also recommend proper clothing to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The type of materials that you choose to wear can make a big difference in your comfort level. Read my recommendations for
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