It’s time to step up your game at Max Bupa Walk for Health 2017. For the first time ever, Max Bupa introduces Power Walk in India, a 7-kilometer walk that will help people embrace walking as a sport. It is a simple and natural way of moving, however, with a well defined technique.

Take your walk to the next level with Power Walk. It will be held in 2 cities, namely, Mumbai and Delhi on 4th February and 18th February respectively. This will be a 7 km walk, for adults only, which will be competitive in nature.

Register now to compete and win!
1.Finisher medal to all
2.E certificate to all
3.Cash Prizes for Top 3 winners
First – Rs 30, 000/-
Second – Rs 20, 000/-
Third – Rs 15,000/-
Next 10 best timings – Rs. 5,000/-
Hurry up! Only 800 registrations are available per city on a first come, first served basis. Register now.

A Step by Step Guide

Step 1
It is a simple and natural way of moving, but with proper technique, you can turn casual walking into power walking or fitness walking. Power walking is a low-impact way to improve cardiovascular endurance and total body strength. Some of the benefits of power walking are that it helps tone and strengthen your muscles, improves physical health and burns the same amount of calories as jogging.

Step 2
Stretch your muscles to prevent injury. Perform calf, quadriceps, hamstring, hip flexor, shoulder and triceps stretches once your muscles have become warm enough to stretch.

Step 3
Place your arms in a 90-degree angle and keep your back upright.

Step 4
Position your head in a neutral position that is in line with your spine. Keep your gaze looking forward and not at the ground.

Step 5
Open your mouth slightly to ensure proper breathing. Tighten your glutes and abdominals.

Step 6
Step with your heel first and then distribute your weigh onto your toe while using your hips to push you forward.

Step 7
Alternate arms and legs forward to maintain walking in a straight line.

Step 8
Cool down by slowing your pace and dropping your arms by your sides. Continue decreasing your pace until your heart begins to gradually return to normal. Stretch each muscle for 20 to 30 seconds each.

Do’s and Don’ts:

1. Do not bring arms across the body, they should move in a forward direction.

2. Do not swing your elbows higher than your breastbone.Wrists should pass your hip bone when moving them back and forth.

3. Do not walk with hand or ankle weights.

4. Don’t add weights to your walking as it will not burn any extra calories but may cause injury to your joints, tendons and ligaments.