Tip of the Week #4 Add an Incline, use momentum and explore!

Whether your on a treadmill, Stairmaster or outside in the mountains or in your very own neighborhood, hills add resistance and power up your calorie burn, Even an incline as small as 3- 5 can add about 20% more resistance to your workout. So get active and add that incline baby!

Aim for bigger strides when your walking, and use your arms for balance as well. Naturally when you walk, your elbows are bent at the middle (90 degree) and tuck your arms so they are close to your body, You’ll increase your speed this way. Hence, the faster you move, the more calories and fat you burn.

Go up to the mountains, or go “off road” its harder for your body to handle hills, rocks, and trains than the man-made sidewalk. Push your limits, climb rocks and bring out your inner child. Have some fun!