Why Use Hand Weights During a Walk? A Little Weight Goes a Long Weigh.
Multi task?! Of course! Especially if it means getting fitness results faster and more effectively! The next time you head out on a stroll, pick up a pair of hand weights, or strap on a weight vest. Think small—maybe 2-4 lbs is all you need to start getting great results. Results including increased calorie burning, greater muscle mass, and better bone density.
Be aware that walking is naturally weight bearing on the lower portion of the body. As hand weights or a weight vest are introduced into the equation, the entire body will feel the benefits of weight bearing exercises. You will feel stronger, but a benefit you may not notice is that your bones are getting stronger, too. This means less chance of Osteoporosis later on in life.
A little weight goes a long weigh. ☺