Healthy Living

The 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge That Actually Works

Day 14: Walk faster to get your heart pumping

Brisk walking increases your heart rate, helping you to lose weight and get in shape. Worried that you don’t have enough time to spend at the gym? You can still make an effort to improve your physical fitness by making small, but meaningful, changes in your daily routine. Adopting a quicker pace when walking is a simple, easy way to incorporate fitness into your lifestyle. Like any other form of exercise, brisk walking causes your heart to beat faster.

Like any other muscle in your body, your heart gets stronger with exercise. For this reason, maintaining an active lifestyle not only helps you to burn fat and lose weight, but it also improves your overall health. Incorporating physical exercise, like brisk walking, into your regular routine reduces your risk of heart disease, and can help you to manage your blood pressure, lower your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol while raising your “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and reduce your risk of developing type two diabetes.