We all know of the very useful power nap which can refresh us instantly in the middle of a busy day, but little do we know of power walk which is the new mantra of health. Powerwalking also known as speed walking has its origin in the athletic event of Racewalking. Racewalkers keep their bodies low to the ground, with shoulders steady and arms pumping through the hip. Speed is influenced by the strength of the arms and rapidity of leg movement. In a nutshell powerwalking is cheap, convenient, calorie-blasting, joint-friendly workout! Jogging requires a proper track and might not be such a feasible option for people suffering from joint problems.
However a power walk can be taken by almost anyone and neither a gym membership nor any fancy equipment is required for it. But let us not confuse power walking with brisk walking. Just walking at a brisk pace will not do much; it needs to be a vigorous walk with a lot of arm pumping and hip swinging. Think you might look silly doing it? That is precisely the reason why the concept has not caught on much. There are a couple of things which can be done to avoid power walking turning into an embarrassing experience: Try to avoid busy commercial areas while walking. Take up a partner to walk along Try walking early morning when there are less people and less air pollution. Power walk is energizing and a great way to start the day. It gets the heart pumping and the blood flowing. It can be undertaken in the middle of a work day, and you will find that you return for the post lunch meeting feeling much more alert! Via:Dietblog Image