4 ways to get a super firm butt while you walk!

Getting your lower half slim and trim isn't rocket science. My trick: I'm a walker-and I highly recommend walking as a joint-friendly, easy, and cheap workout. It really really works. Need proof? Walking is the exercise of choice for more than 2,300 members of the National Weight Loss Registry, a database of people who've lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for 5 years. Do I have you convinced? Then lace up, plot a route, and add these tweaks to your next walk for even faster toning:

  • SQUEEZE your butt: Imagine the crease where your butt and upper thighs meet and clench it with every step. It takes a little getting used to, but pretty soon, it will become automatic.
  • SKIP or do jumping jacks at regular intervals. You may feel a little silly (who cares?), but intervals help burn more calories and strengthen your bones.
  • SWING your arms while you walk, keeping them bent at your sides. This helps you cover more ground and burn up to 15% more calories.
  • STRIDE in smaller steps. You'll actually move faster-and recruit more muscles-so you'll log a greater distance.

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