Do you ever get sick of celebrity mothers stating that it was simply â€œwalking with their strollerâ€ that got them back in shape? Although it seems that a simple stroll with your stroller wonâ€™t do much to keep the weight off, there are many ways that you can get more from each walk (even when youâ€™re short on time.)
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Add Intervals With Music â€“ Try turning up your favorite tunes when taking a walk, and alternate between your normal pace for one song and a much faster pace at the next. Itâ€™s up to you how far you push the pace, but simply alternating between two different speeds on your normal walk will burn more calories. (Make sure your music is at a level where you are still aware of your surroundings to keep both you and baby safe.)
Bump Up The Weight â€“ Before hitting the pavement for your next walk, try adding a few extra water bottles, toys or even dumbbells to the bottom of your stroller to increase the resistance. The heavier the weight youâ€™re pushing while walking, the more calories youâ€™ll burn (as long as youâ€™re careful not to risk injury by going overboard.)
Use New Tools â€“ Make workouts harder by buying affordable ankle or wrist weights at your local convenience or athletics store. Simply adding 2 to 5 pound weights while walking will tone your body more, without needing to increase walk time.
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