Wanna' speed up your walk? Wanna' change your pace? Wanna' spice things up?
Put some BOUNCE in your step.
Walk to music. Put some Disco in your ears and you'll move faster.
Another idea - have you seen those 'personal' sized trampolines? You can find them at sporting goods stores or at garage sales. They're not terribly expensive.
If you want to rev things up, you can walk on the small trampoline. When I first started on my present 'walk' journey, I had a mini-trampoline in my basement. Every evening after the kids were put to bed, I would lace on my shoes and head down stairs. I'd put some BeeGees on the boombox (yep, it was that long ago) and bounce along to the music. Before I even knew it, I had worked myself up from two minutes to THIRTY minutes of brisk walking, bouncing all the way.
It was great fun! I love disco, salsa, whatever you want to call that style of up-tempo music. Happy music. Now, with ipods and MP3 players, it's far easier to create a playlist that gives you a persistent beat for as long as you want. You can even 'program' it so that you have a warm up song and a cool down song with as long a playlist between that you want.
You might even find yourself doing a bit more than walking on the trampoline. It's a really short trip from march to jog on a trampoline if your knees allow it. But, if you only walk, you'll find that the trampoline gives you a really good workout without changing anything else you do.
Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.
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