Want to get more out of your work out? Add weights! Even light weights (2-5 lbs) can increase the rate at which you burn both fat and calories, all in the same amount of time as your usual routine. In addition to losing weight, you will also increase your muscle tone and improve your cardiovascular health.
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Here are some tips for getting the most out of your weighted workout!
Using Ankle Weights:
1. Don't Use Heavy Weights. Your goal is to improve your cardio rate, not add strength.
2. Ankle Weights should be tight. Don't let them be loose around your foot as this will affect your natural stride.
3. Consult Your Doctor if You Have Joint Issues. If you have had difficulty with ankles, knees, or hips in the past, be sure to ask your doctor whether you should use ankle weights and how many pounds is safe.
Using Hand Weights:
1. Swing Your Arms. And do soRead More »from Get More From Your Usual Stroll: Tips for Walking With Weights