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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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Focus on the toes.

While you're walking, concentrate on actively pulling up your toes as your legs swing forward. Engaging the front part of your calf (the tibialis muscle) will strengthen your leg muscles and help move you forward more quickly.

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