Pippa Middleton shares her favorite exercise which loses first in three months
Pippa Middleton has an incredible figure, and although this is in part due to genetics, exercise and diet play a huge role. Growing up, Pippa, her sister Kate Middleton and her brother James Middleton played a variety of sports and as a family, the Middletons spent a lot of time enjoying the outdoors. For anyone looking to improve their health in January, Pippa has a 10 week toning plan that starts off slow by encouraging more walking.
“Take the walk – by that I mean a brisk, vigorous walk.
“It can be as simple as planning a regular daily route, using lunchtime to stretch your legs, or signing up for an organized walk.
“Walking gives you time for yourself and to feel the health benefits, regular brisk walks at moderate to high intensity will give you these wonderful endorphins – invaluable for staying positive and consuming calories.
“These exercises will ensure that your posture is correct so that you tone up and maximize your workout,” she added.
3. Use your arms
The upper limbs of the body play a key role in brisk walking.
Pippa advises, “For maximum speed, bend your elbows 90 degrees and move your arms back and forth at a steady pace.
“Walking with wrist weights or light dumbbells will also help build power. ”
Ankle or wrist weights can be used for this movement, choose those weighing between one and three pounds.
The amount of calories you burn while walking depends on your weight, speed and intensity of your walk.
According to Calories Burned HQ, by walking five miles a day, an average person will burn 350 to 600 calories.
Walking five miles a day for five days a week will burn an additional 1,750 to 3,000 calories.
Without changing your diet, you could lose half to 1 pound of fat per week. This could result in a weight loss of 12 pounds, or just under a stone, in three months.