Reasons to Increase Your Walking Speed

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Walking is probably one of the most underrated forms of exercise that’s great for improving both physically and mental health. Walking can be particularly beneficial if you speed up your pace, so here are a few good reasons why you should walk faster.

Shorter Workouts

When you’re short on time, speeding up your pace is a great way to make your walking workouts shorter and save some time.

Improve Heart Health

As you probably know, increasing the intensity of your workouts is a great way to raise your heart rate. These types of intense cardio workouts are good for lowering cholesterol and improving heart health.

Burn More Calories

Walking faster and raising your heart rate will also help you burn more calories, which is great for people who are working hard to lose weight.

Live Longer

Studies have shown that people who walk faster can live even 10 or 15 years longer compared to other people. This is because walking is great not only for our heart health, it can also improve your overall health over the years.

Strengthens Muscles

Even though often underrated, walking is also good for strengthening your ab and leg muscles, especially if you speed up your pace.