Walk On, Rock On: Month One

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Valerie Denny on Jan 1, 2008 at 7:14PM

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Walk On, Rock On: Month One

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Burn fat with less effort

You can burn more fat by walking than weight-lifting or high-energy aerobics. How can that be? Fat oxidation is actually more efficient when you exercise in the midrange of aerobic activity rather than the high range where you're huffing and puffing. Also, after you've been walking a few weeks, you'll have raised your metabolic rate which means your body will be burning more calories even when you're not exercising!

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Leslie's song pick: "Walk this Way" by Aerosmith


Use the beat of the song to help you keep pace on your walk.


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