Give your workout routine a fresh start this fall. These four power walks will melt away fat while toning your entire body in less than 30 minutes. You can choose to do them indoors or out, and try a different walk each time you work out to beat exercise boredom.
"Athletic striding smokes hundreds of calories when you boost the pace, duration and intensity," said fitness expert Petra Kolber, creator of the "Step by Step Strength Training" DVD. "Exercisers underestimate how fast or how far they can walk, but you've got to push it to maximize fat-burning and muscle-toningbenefits."
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers International, was once a housewife who weighed more than 200 pounds. She slimmed down to 142 pounds in 1962 and has never been heavy again.
Now, at 86, she lives in a retirement community in Parkland, Fla., and has written her autobiography, The Jean Nidetch Story.
She says she never dreamed that her weight-loss experience would lead to a successful international company that would help millions trim down.
DIETER: Weight Watchers helps 53-year-old man lose 50 pounds
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Three simple workouts that will take off major pounds.
Pick the one that's perfect for you.
Easy? Check. Cost-free? Check. Gets real results...that really last? Check, check. Well, what more could you want from a slim-down plan — except that it be flexible enough to fit into your busy schedule? Okay, this one does that, too.
In fact, this plan is so easy and natural, it hardly feels like a weight-loss program. Of course, that's the beauty of walking: The simple act of placing one foot in front of the other — no gadgets, no gear, no trips to the gym — can totally transform your figure,...
Never heard of it. Is it a real word? And what the hell does it mean anyway?
OK. Let me tell you a little about how I came up with the word ZumeWalk. The word, Zume, is more about a feeling than it is about a literal word. It's the feeling you get when you complete a great walk or better yet a month of walks. You're "zooming". A good example is how you feel zooming in your car with the sun roof open or the top down on a beautiful sunny Friday. The music is blasting a favorite song and you're singing at the top of your lungs. And you don't care what the world thinks.
Your doctor is absolutely your best resource. See them before you start your walking journey.
Tell them exactly what your doing and how you plan to do it. I know that they'll love the idea of you starting a program of walking. And that the best idea is to start slowly but most importantly get started right after your appointment. That very same day.
Listen to everything your doctor has to say because they have seen it all. And they have years of incredible experience working with individuals designing fitness and nutritional programs that really work.
I know that my doctor is awesome...
So what is ZumeWalking?
It's daily walking routine and building foundation of fitness - step by step. Zumewalking is a personal exercise journey created by each of us and accomplished by walking consistently.
What better way to take a journey than with friends, family or the people who have similar goals. Whether online or next door they can share in our journey and we in theirs. Sharing with those who are chasing the same goal - a fit life. Raising money, sharing ideas and resources. One of my main goals is to raise money by having a one day walk, nationwide, raising money for a charity...
Fed up and fat! Hello world.
This is my first post and I mean ever. So please bear with me as I get going, tell my story and I promise to smooth out the rough edges along the way.
Let me start by introducing myself, I'm Mike and I love to walk. Sounds goofy. Really - walking is my primary form of aerobic exercise. I've been walking for over 13 years. The problem, I've walked 13,500 miles and now I need to catch a plane back home! A little help-anyone? Just kidding. LOL.
Now the really big but"t" and I mean literally and figuratively. I stopped walking from 2005 to 2007 and gained...