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Why take up fitness walking?

Walking is the simplest, most natural movement possible. Are you determined to make the most of this simple movement to transform your walks and boost your fitness? Here is how to consciously use every one of your steps to do sport by fitness walking!

What is fitness walking?

Taking up fitness walking is the most effective way to enjoy all the benefits of walking: becoming slimmer and relaxing. Did you think the only way to change your habits and get back into shape was to launch into a programme of intensive sport? Practised at a slightly faster pace than your natural speed - at around 5 km/h - fitness walking is the simplest sport you can do... provided you learn a few techniques!

Give your walking a boost: Roll through your feet

To burn up calories and relax with fitness walking, you must learn how to walk better. Every day will become a real sporting moment!

People who do not walk properly often have the bad habit of putting their feet flat directly onto the ground. Comprising 26 bones, 16 joints and 107 ligaments, the foot is nevertheless capable of performing an extremely smooth movement: foot motion.

To boost your walking, foot motion is done in 3 phases: when you place your heel on the ground, remember to roll through your entire foot until you are propelled forward by your toes. You will quickly become more supple and walk better: you will be a fitness walker!

Don't be ashamed of your arms any more to tone yourself up

Walking properly also involves your arms. Don't be ashamed of the natural pendulum provided by the back and forth movement of your arms when you are fitness walking.

With your shoulders loosened up and relaxed, this pendulum will improve your balance and, above all, exercise your upper body muscles, especially the oblique abdominal muscles on the side of your body. After a few sessions, you will feel great and sense your body toning up!

Be proud of yourself, stand upright: you will quickly realize that fitness walking gets your whole body moving and develops your endurance, from your shoulders to your toes.

• Worth knowing: take time to properly assimilate foot motion and, in the first instance, set aside your goals. This will ensure your exercise remains enjoyable, without demotivating you. With a little patience, you will soon notice the benefits of this endurance sport on your body, without traumatizing it! 

Are you ready to become a fitness walker?

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