Can I Walk with Weights Every Day?

My favorite DVDs are the three-mile "Walk for Weight Loss" with the two-pound weights and the "Walk Away The Pounds" series with two-pound weights. Is it OK if I use the two-pound weights daily?

Leslie Sansone

Leslie Sansone

“Walking our way. . .is the medicine for life” is Leslie Sansone’s philosophy and the foundation of her wildly successful... Read more

Trust me doll, there are many people out there wondering the same thing, so thank you for asking!  The answer is ABSOLUTELY YES!  Holding small weights -- just one or two pounds -- while you walk is the easiest way to increase your calorie burn and muscle toning.  You don’t do anything differently than during a normal walk, and they are light enough that you hardly notice the difference.  But the difference is there: Your upper-body muscles are being challenged throughout the walk, making this a great way to squeeze maximum calorie burn into a short time.  So you wonder if this can be done every day?  Using a smaller weight, such as these, are acceptable everyday simply as long as they are one or two pounds maximum.  I hope this answers your questions and always remember what I say to my walkers throughout the workouts "You can’t do it wrong!  Keep walking strong!"