As you read in many of our articles on UseBody, walking can be an excellent way to get in shape and shed a few inches from your waistline. Given the situation we all find in these days, getting a walk-in isn’t as simple as it sounds. For situations like the pandemic that keeps us inside for a long time in order to stay safe, or a busy schedule that we all used to have, house walking can be the actual solution.
Maybe you haven’t heard about house walking until now, that’s why we’re are going to give you more info on how it can help you burn calories when your other options are limited:
What is home walking?
House walkers aim to get steps in whenever possible instead of simply focusing on getting from point A to point B. This might consist of a short 10-minute bout of walking stairs, walking in place or completing a 30-minute walking video in front of the TV. At the end of the day, all those 5–10-minute bouts add up and are more effective at helping you reach your weight-loss goals than if you didn’t exercise at all.
House Walking training tips
House walking is easy as long as you have a basic plan although it might not seem doable at first. We prepared several tips you can use to get in a good walking workout from the comfort of your home:
Always have the aim in mind
It is easier to achieve your goal if you set up a realistic aim, like a specific number to shoot for by the end of the day. This way you will have an incentive, a motivation to keep getting moving and not falling behind. It also gives you a way to measure your steps indoors against those days when you are able to walk outside or on a treadmill.
We advise you to increase your total steps each week by a 1,000. This way you could progress and keep the challenge alive in order to improve your fitness activity.
A fitness tracker could help you
These devices count steps for you and provide other data like calories burned, which can be useful in tracking your fitness. If you want to make it easy to stay on track, you’ll be glad to find out that there are some fitness trackers that also provide prompts when you haven’t moved in a while. Most smartphones also include step counters if you’re on the fence about investing in one although the price of most fitness trackers is reasonable. A basic pedometer is another cheap option. It won’t provide as much data but it will count your steps.
Keep on moving
The less you’re still, the more steps you’ll get. Go for a lap around the house every 15 minutes, walk while you dictate your grocery list to your iPhone or walk in place during your favorite TV show. You’ll be surprised how many additional calories you can burn if you don’t stay seated for too long at any point during the day.