Not everyone enjoys intense workouts. There are benefits to high-intensity training, but it's not the only way to stay fit and healthy. Low-impact exercises like walking can keep you active at any stage in life.
Wearing one of the best fitness trackers on your wrist can help you stay motivated and move throughout the day. Most also monitor your sleep, heart rate, and other health markers so that you can stay on top of your fitness goals.
Fortunately, you can make a substantial dent in that target with this 10-minute walking workout from Get Fit With Rick. The low-impact routine is ideal for all ages and is set to Britney Spears' classic track, Toxic.
By the end, you'll have clocked up an impressive 1,400 steps and be well on the way to hitting your goal (although research has found you don't have to aim for 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy).
Watch Get Fit With Rick's walking workout
Former-professional dancer Rick Bhullar is the personal trainer behind Get Fit With Rick. Although he sees clients in-person, the popular YouTube channel, with 234,000 subscribers, is a pandemic-era project.
If you aren't a fan of Spears' style of pop music, Rick has a selection of similar workouts on his YouTube channel, set to chart-topping hits from Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars.
You can also find longer sessions alongside other low-impact exercises for weight loss and bodyweight strength training. However, these 10-minute pop-themed sessions can fit around your schedule.
It's a good idea to stay regularly active, but it's worth making time for the walking routine early on. Researchers have found that a brisk early-morning walk increases your physical activity across the day without eating more to compensate.
You don't need to have a goal to enjoy going for a stroll. But if you are looking to drop pounds, you'll be pleased to know that walking to lose weight is a practical, sustainable way to burn fat. Importantly, it's also completely free.
You can still hit your fitness goals through the colder winter months by investing in one of the best treadmills for your home. If you want to save on this home workout equipment, check out all the Black Friday treadmill deals for huge discounts.
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James is a London-based journalist and Fitness Editor at Fit&Well. He has over five years experience in fitness tech, including time spent as the Buyer’s Guide Editor and Staff Writer at technology publication MakeUseOf. In 2014 he was diagnosed with a chronic health condition, which spurred his interest in health, fitness, and lifestyle management.
In the years since, he has become a devoted meditator, experimented with workout styles and exercises, and used various gadgets to monitor his health. In recent times, James has been absorbed by the intersection between mental health, fitness, sustainability, and environmentalism. When not concerning himself with health and technology, James can be found excitedly checking out each week’s New Music Friday releases.
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