close ad

Walk It Off: Tone Your Trouble Spots

It's getting warmer, and we'll soon be wearing less and revealing more. That means it's time to add some strengthening moves to your daily walk. Try this workout every other day and eat right, and in a month you'll whittle your waistline, define those arms, shrink your backside, and shed about 8 pounds.
Our Body-Slimming Plan

A 30-minute workout


5-minute warm-up: Walk at a comfortable pace.


Speed it up: You can talk but only in short sentences.


Tone your arms:

bench dips
Enlarge Image
Sarah Kehoe

  • Bench dips: Sit on a park bench, scoot your butt forward, and grab onto the seat. Slowly bend your elbows and drop your body downward until your triceps are parallel to the ground. Return to your starting position. Repeat 20 to 30 times.

bench dips
Enlarge Image
Sarah Kehoe

  • Bench push-ups: Stand a few feet behind a park bench. Grab hold of the back of the bench with straight arms. Tuck your bottom in and think of yourself as a plank of wood. Bend your arms and slowly lower your body toward your hands. Repeat 20 to 30 times.

Related Topics in Walking