Tips & Tricks – Don’t Walk with Weights

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Welcome to Monday’s Tips & Tricks!

Every other week, I’d like to share with you a tip or trick that I’ve learned that has improved my life in some way.

Don’t Walk with Weights

Dumb bell

Dumb bell by Peter Griffin

Walking with weights on your wrists or ankles will not burn more calories. In fact, walking with ankle weights can increase risk of injury to your hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Wrist weights can cause shoulder and elbow injuries. This adds stress to the body in a way that it was not designed to handle, and the increased calorie burn is negligible.

Keep walking – but drop the weights!

Do you have an exercise tip or trick you can share? 

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2 thoughts on “Tips & Tricks – Don’t Walk with Weights

  1. Hi Steph, good question. Although technically it’d be okay, personally I would avoid it. I’d rather spend my walking time focusing on proper walking form while varying speed and intensity to ensure a great cardio workout. And I’d rather spend my weight training time paying particular attention to the body part I’m working on.

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