One of the best ways to take a walking routine up
a notch is to add some interval training. This means you'll
speed up your pace for a minute or two every several minutes. If
you're walking more than one mile, you could also alternate a
run-walk, adding arm movements, or ankle weights while leaving
one mile to take a little more slowly.
Treadmills that offer an incline setting are a great investment
for your home fitness equipment as you can increase your normal
walk into a much more intense workout at the touch of a button
... and without taking up more room with another bulky piece of
You could also mix it up with other types of
exercise such as stair stepping or rowing if you're using the
gym or the Y.