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6 Ways to Ramp Up Your Walking Workout

Throw Some Punches

Release stress and incinerate calories by taking jabs while walking. Begin with your hands in fists in front of your chest. Punch one arm out at a time, rotating each fist so it is palm-side down. Throwing punches tones the upper body and strengthens the cardiovascular system, says Victor Khabie, MD, a sports medicine specialist at the Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, New York. Walk for five minutes and then jab for one minute. Repeat.

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