If your walking routine has become stale (translation: You've stopped losing weight), try ChiWalking. This new workout, created by fitness coach and author Danny Dreyer, is different from regular walking―you use your body more efficiently, burn more calories and tone your tummy as you move.
What is ChiWalking?
It's a technique based on tai chi, a Chinese martial art that uses flowing movements and breathing to direct chi, or energy, through the body.
Clear your mind
Many of the benefits of ChiWalking are mental. Try these tips to push away everyday concerns.
- Keep watch. Look ahead as you walk, and focus on an object in the distance, such as a telephone pole or house.
- Be aware of breathing. Pay attention to your breath as you inhale and exhale.
- Say a phrase. Repeat a word or sentence as you walk, such as "I am strong" or "I feel focused," to help you remain calm and centered.