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Step Up Your Walking Workout

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Updated February 15, 2014

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Introduce Intervals
One of the best ways to take a walking routine up a notch is to add some interval training. This means you'll speed up your pace for a minute or two every several minutes. If you're walking more than one mile, you could also alternate a run-walk, adding arm movements, or ankle weights while leaving one mile to take a little more slowly.

Treadmills that offer an incline setting are a great investment for your home fitness equipment as you can increase your normal walk into a much more intense workout at the touch of a button ... and without taking up more room with another bulky piece of equipment.

You could also mix it up with other types of exercise such as stair stepping or rowing if you're using the gym or the Y.

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