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What is brisk walking? The best speed to burn more calories and boost heart health

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Walking is something we all do daily — even if it’s just around your house or getting to and from work. And that movement throughout the day is important for maintaining overall health. But if you want to use walking as your main form of exercise, there are different ways to approach it to reap more benefits.

Research has shown that taking more steps per minute, as one does while brisk or power walking, can help with insulin levels and body mass index. While power walking is a good way to burn calories, that doesn’t mean that there’s no room in your routine for a regular, moderate-paced walk. Here’s what you need to know to decide when to dial up the intensity — and when to slow things down.

What is brisk walking?

So what is a brisk walking, exactly? Power walking entails moving at a quick speed and getting your arms involved. To get the most out of this workout, make sure to move your feet from heel to toe with each step, moving as quickly as you can. Pump your arms, keeping them bent at a 90-degree angle, to maintain momentum. Make sure to engage your core throughout to build strength and improve balance in your body. Power walking engages the entire body, burning more calories and getting your heart rate up.

Is brisk walking good for weight loss?

Brisk walking provides a wide range of health benefits for both your physical and mental health, it is a fantastic way to improve cardiovascular health. By engaging in brisk walking, you increase your heart rate and breathing, which strengthens your heart and lungs. This, in turn, enhances your overall cardiovascular fitness, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Additionally, brisk walking is an effective way to manage weight and improve body composition. It helps burn calories and boost your metabolism, making it a great option for…

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