Advertisement

What are some good tips for walking with a stroller?

Walking with a stroller is a great way to add resistance to your walk.  Having this added resistance will force your body to work harder, especially if you are walking a route that is filled with hills.  You will need to stay in control of the stroller both for the uphill and downhill portion of your walk.

When walking with a stroller, be sure to stand tall with good posture.  At times people may slouch forward as they start to fatigue.  You want to avoid bad posture at all times and focusing on this will help benefit you.  Another good tip will be to switch the hand you push with.  When you are on a flat part of your walk, use one arm to push and have the other pump back and forth.  This will help keep your pace and allow your upper body to stay loose.  Be sure to switch hand periodically to keep both sides balanced.

Continue Learning about Walking

The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: Hiking Your Way to Better Health
The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: Hiking Your Way to Better Health
Hawaii has long been ranked as one of the healthiest states in the country, but many residents struggle to stay active. The Department of Health and H...
Read More
3 Secrets of Walking to Lose Weight
3 Secrets of Walking to Lose Weight
While the right eating plan is crucial to weight loss, consistent exercise may help you drop pounds and keep you in shape. And if you're not quite rea...
Read More
7 Secrets for Sticking to Your Walking Goal from Leslie Sansone
7 Secrets for Sticking to Your Walking Goal from Leslie Sansone
1. Make your goal doable. If you stick a 3-year-old on a two-wheeler and tell him to ride, he's going to fall off and refuse to get back on for a long...
Read More
Why is dog walking good for me?
Dawn MarcusDawn Marcus
Dog walking is a terrific form of exercise. Expect to burn about 150-250 calories per hour when ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.