Can walking in place help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals? Without a doubt, it is a great way to add more steps to your day.
Fitness experts recommend achieving 10,000 steps a day,
which is equivalent to five miles, to maintain your weight and to enjoy the many
benefits of exercise.
This form of exercise is convenient – you can do it anywhere! Whether it’s dark and cold outside or you only have a minute or two for exercise, you can increase your daily step count by just by picking your feet up off the ground.
You may also want to try going in circles or moving 10 steps forward and 10 steps backward for some variety. Stepping backwards is a great way to work an additional set of muscles. It works the quadriceps and calves while moving forward targets the hamstrings and your gluteus maximus.
When you are able to achieve 10,000 steps per day, you may experience weight loss and you’ll notice many enjoyable outcomes, such as improved moods and a stronger cardiovascular system. You’ll also find you have more energy throughout your day.
As with any exercise, moderation is the key. Don’t replace all of your fitness activities for walking in place. Use it as a good warm-up, to add more steps to your day or for a 15-minute period of activity.
If you enjoy exercising in the comfort of your own home, consider purchasing a workout DVD. I highly recommend Leslie Sansone’s DVDs. She incorporates stepping along with many other exercises for a full-body workout that is just right for any fitness level.
This simple exercise is an efficient
way to add more activity to your day when you’re short on time or
space. It can help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals by
incorporating exercise into your day no matter where you are or what you