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6 Simple Ways to Pump Up Your Walks

Maybe your regular walking routine has become a snooze. Or you haven't budged off the couch because you don't believe a stroll will really make a difference. Well, in fact, just a few creative changes can liven up your walking program and give you a reason to get moving. Go ahead and try our plan. There's nothing to lose except some pounds.

By Kathy Smith

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Speed it up.

The number-one way to dramatically increase calorie burn is by doing intervals. For 3 minutes push yourself until you're at a 7 or 8, then recover for a full minute back at a 3. Repeat a few times throughout your walk. If you find you no longer need the recovery period, push a little harder during the intervals.

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