Walking is a great form of exercise because you can can do it at any time, and it’s easy to include in your daily routine. Contrary to popular belief, you can get a great workout from walking. Studies show you can burn just as many calories walking as running, and reduce your risk of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. However, to reap these benefits, your walk in the park shouldn’t always feel like a walk in the park!

If you aren’t breaking a sweat and you don’t feel your heart pumping, your walking routine is probably too easy.

It’s important to make sure you’re walking at a pace and rate where you can truly achieve the benefits and impact you want to have in your routine. Here are three ways to determine if your walking routine is too easy and  tips to turn up the intensity:

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