Many busy moms don’t necessarily like the heavy duty cardio exercises and prefer to walk, which is just as great.  But the key question is “how can I get the most benefit from my daily walk?”. Fitness expert and personal trainer, Ellen Yates, founder of, gives you below some great fitness tips about getting the most benefit from your daily walk.

Walking is one of the safest and most effective sports for fitness, but to become fit, you have to move fairly fast.  You should exercise vigorously enough to increase your heart rate at least 20 beats a minute more than when you rest. Walking at a leisurely pace will not raise your heart rate very much.  You can increase your speed by taking longer steps or by moving your feet at a faster rate.

To lengthen your stride, swivel your hips so that you reach out further forward with your feet.  This causes you to twist your body from side to side, which forces your toes to point to the outside when your feet touch the ground.  By pointing your feet forward after your heel strikes the ground, you will gain a few inches. To move your feet at a faster rate, you have to move your arms at a faster rate also. Every time one leg moves forward, the arm on the same side moves back and the arm on the other side
moves forward. For every step forward, there is an equal number of arm movements forward.  To move your arms faster, you have to keep your elbows bent.  The fulcrum of your arm swing is at your shoulder.  The straighter your elbows, the longer your arms swing as a pendulum from your shoulder, reducing the frequency of arm swings.  Bending your elbows shortens the swing and allows you to move faster.


About The Author

My real job in life is raising my 3 kids and having a nice, healthy and active family life. Along the way, I realized that motherhood didn’t come with a manual and frequently asked questions so I had to learn my way through with the help and advice of other mothers and that is how I decided to start a blog about tips for busy moms, The Moms Buzz, a lifestyle blog about only the buzz that matters. Modern moms are busy busy, and whatever tips make our lives easier we are ready to try them, we don’t have the time to read and read lengthy advices, but we can certainly read 1-2-3-SOLVED. Adriana is also the founder of and an established fashion/portrait photographer.

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