7. Practise interval-walking
It’s not just walking faster that burns more calories – changing pace will hike (excuse the pun) calorie-burn too, one study found. Researchers from Ohio State University found that changing pace can increase metabolic rate up to 20% more than maintaining one fixed pace.
The study also found we tend to walk faster when we cover longer distances, contrary to what you might think. Once a week, plan a longer interval-based walk of 40-plus minutes to really notice a difference.