Health: Shape your body by walking

Walking promotes weight loss, while at the same time toning the body.

| March 2009

The greatest myth about walking as an exercise is that walking helps only in reducing your weight and not toning your body the way you want it, by removing fat from specific parts of your body. Gym exercises and swimming are looked upon as better options when body toning is in question.

However, this is not true. There is more to walking than just pleasure-walking and fast-walking, and each of your body parts benefit in some way or the other.

Here’s how you can shape your body the way you want, by walking.

For a flat stomach, walk downhill with small, fast steps. Keep your stomach in and your shoulders straight, and make your steps as small and fast as possible.



For shapely thighs, walk uphill, taking long steps without bending your knees. Keep your stomach in and your shoulders straight. Doing this will shape your hips as well.

For slimmer arms, swing your arms freely as you walk. Feel the pressure in your upper arms as you stretch your arms back and forth.






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