How To “Turn On” Your Abdominal Muscles
by Kathy Smith
Studies show walking is one of the best ways to banish the belly bulge. It’s simple. Only 2 1/2 hours of brisk walking a week (about 20 minutes a day) can shrink your belly by about 1 inch in 4 weeks.
But in order to get the most out of your walk and turn it into a tummy-toning workout, it is imperative to focus on activating the muscles in your core during your walk.
Here’s a trick to core activation which translates into a slim, trim belly…
Once you’re in your steady-state, activate your abdominals every other step. This will help keep your spine in a neutral position. And believe it or not, it will allow you to walk faster, which means burning more calories.
If you activate your muscles before your walk, it will increase your training effect dramatically.
Kathy Smith, New York Times bestselling author, has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for over 30 years. The numbers speak for themselves: Kathy has sold more than 20 million exercise DVDs - landing her in the Video Hall of Fame - and $500 million in Kathy Smith products. With her revolutionary approach to fitness, Smith has touched millions of people, inspiring them to move, live, and love.