You may have been walking since you were 1, but you've changed a lot since then. For starters, your goal is more than just toddling from the coffee table to your mom's arms without tumbling over. Now, you're walking for fitness -- to burn calories, flatten your belly, and strengthen your heart. But if you're slumping and slouching along like a teenager, the weight of the world on your sagging shoulders, that's not gonna happen. Here are the seven worst ways to wreck your fitness walk:
Worst: Leaning forward, as if you're heading into a stiff breeze.
Best: Walking tall, as if a string is pulling your spine upward from the top of your head.
Worst: Looking at the ground in front of you, shoulders hunched.
Best: Looking at the world ahead of you, not at your feet.
Worst: Letting your hands flap around as if they have a mind of their own.
Best: Keeping your hands in a loose fist, fingers relaxed.
- Worst: Letting your belly bulge out and