7 Reasons To Start Power Walking

Don’t call it basic.

The benefits of power walking, as explained by trainers.
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Walking is good exercise, but power walking ups the ante. Trainer Niki Eleni Bonanni says the benefits of power walking — an aerobic workout that emphasizes speed and arm motion — are vast. Here’s why you should add it to your fitness routine.

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Form 101

To get the most benefit, Bonanni says to focus on form. Engage your core, pull shoulders back, and look ahead. Keep your elbows bent, hands in loose fists, and pump your arms as you walk quickly in a heel-toe motion to engage leg muscles and boost your heart rate.