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    Walking For Weight Loss: Does It Work? Plus, 9 Tips To Get You There

    Sure, cardio, HIIT classes and extra-sweaty cycling sessions are pretty much known for helping you scorch calories and drop kilos…but honestly, can a girl ever just slow TF down? Does walking for weight loss actually work?

    We know that walking can drastically slash your stress levels, says Hannah Davis, personal trainer — and having less stress in your life absolutely makes it easier for you to successfully drop kilos. But what about walking for weight loss?

    Is walking good for weight loss?

    Yup—turns out, walking can definitely help you with your weight-loss goals. “It is important to have a mix of high-intensity and low-intensity workouts—like walking—for optimal and sustainable weight loss,” says Lindsey Corak, personal trainer. Plus, per one study, women who walked lost about 10% of their body fat after six months of consistent effort. According to another study, those who walked more appear to be thinner than those who do not. The study also concluded that more walking means more weight loss over a period of time.

    What are the benefits of walking?

    Since walking is a physical activity, any amount of it helps to bring down the burden of chronic disease, per one study. Plus, studies show that the more you walk, the lower the incidence of disease.

    Walking means you’re more likely to try some other physical activity, according to the same study.

    If you pick a scenic area, consider your mental health improved, according to one review.

    Since obesity can be genetic, Harvard scientists found that walking significantly reduces the impact of those weight-related genes.

    Walking protects your joints and can ease joint pain. It can even prevent joint pain from arising in the first place, if you walk around 8 to 11km a week. Easy.

    That said, there are some guidelines that will make walking for weight loss a hell of a lot more effective:

    1. Aim for at least 15,000 steps a day

    No matter your current step count, increasing it is totally possible. Davis recommends racking up 15,000 steps per day, seven days a week, to lose weight.

    “Don’t worry about slowly increasing your step count. Just go for it,” she says. While you shouldn’t kick up your intense workouts overnight, you can double up your step count quickly and it won’t stress your body and make you more prone to injury, she says.

    Another thing to keep in mind: consistency is key. You’re not going to get much benefit out of upping your step count one day and then letting it fall the next—instead, make it a constant routine (it’ll only get easier the more you do it, too).

    2. Track those steps with an app

    FYI: Your phone has a built-in step counter (just remember to keep it with you). But if you do want an app to help you track, try Under Armour’s Map My Walk (free; available on iTunes and Google Play). This walking app provides feedback and stats (like average pace) for every kilometre you log. Even better? Get a smartwatch for in-depth analysis of your walks, like heart rate values and oxygen uptake. These are both good indicators of how you’re faring in your weight loss journey.

    3. Try to go on three 20-minute walks each day

    How much do you have to walk a day to lose weight? Well, at least three 20-minute-long walks should help you reach your step goal so you can start shedding kilos, says Davis. In fact, research from George Washington University found that people who walked for 15 minutes after each meal had better blood-sugar control (which can crush cravings for more food after you just ate) than those who walked for 45 minutes at any point in the day. That means a lunchtime walk can prevent your normal 3 p.m. slump and the sugar cravings that go with it, she says.

    4. Opt for a 45-minute faster stroll three times a week

    Walking at an easy pace doesn’t necessarily get your heart rate up—which is essential for fat burning, says Corak. Prime fat-burning takes place when your heart rate is at 60 to 70 percent of your max heart rate. (Nail down your max heart rate by subtracting your age from 220—so a 30-year-old woman would have a max heart rate of 190 beats per minute.)

    If you don’t have a heart-rate monitor, think of your effort level on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being all-out like a sprint. You should aim for that six or seven and spend about 45 minutes at this intensity to burn fat, Corak says.

    5. Walk uphill a few times a week

    Upping the incline on the treadmill, walking uphill, or climbing a staircase will help you build more muscle, which increases your metabolic rate, says Davis. That will help you burn more calories even when you’re in your desk chair. Davis suggests adding incline intervals to your walks three days per week and steadily increase from there.

    Klein agrees that hills are the perfect way to turn up the intensity on your walk. “As the terrain goes up and down, you naturally adjust the intensity, and the body naturally emphasizes different muscle groups,” she says. It’s also an easy way to keep your body guessing, so you’ll step right over a weight-loss plateau.

    6. Add power-walking intervals to your routine

    To start increasing your calorie burn, add in some intervals, Klein says—and start short at first. After a 10-minute warmup, push your body to walk at an uncomfortable (but still sustainable) pace for 15 to 20 seconds at the start of every minute. Do that for 10 minutes, and then finish off with a 10-minute cooldown.

    Once you’re comfortable with those short intervals, pick up the pace for one-minute intervals to get your heart rate up and burn more calories, says Davis. After you start incorporating one-minute intervals into your regular walking routine, you can increase the pace and duration from there.

    Another tip: While walking faster, focus on swinging your arms, says Davis. The extra arm movement will help you burn more calories and build strength in your shoulders and core.

    7. Add in bodyweight exercises when you can

    Walking to lose weight shouldn’t be all about walking, says Davis. “Stop every block and do 15 to 20 squats, perform incline pushups or triceps dips on a park bench, and do walking lunges down the sidewalk.” All of these exercises increase your heart rate, help you build muscle, and keep your walking workouts from going stale, she says.

    You can also start or end your workout with strength exercises, especially bodyweight moves. Klein recommends moves like planks, wall sits, or calf raises in addition to squats and pushups.

    8. Keep an eye on your calorie count

    While your exact nutritional needs depend on a lot of factors outside of your steps per day, most women who are walking to lose weight follow a 1,200- to 1,600-calorie diet that’s rich in protein, says Davis.

    “If the main focus of your workout routine is low-intensity walking, your nutrition will have to be on-point for you to lose weight,” she says. “Even though you’re increasing your activity levels, you’ll have to decrease your calorie intake,” she says—that’s because you’re probably still not burning enough calories to add tons more to your diet.

    If you’ve been walking consistently and still aren’t seeing the scale budge (or are seeing it go up), take the time to write down what you eat for a week to see if there are any ways to cut back.

    9. Always take the longer route

    Yep, you’ve heard this one before. But all structured walking workouts aside, integrating more steps into your daily tasks (like parking farther from the door, taking the stairs, etc.) can help you hit your daily step goals and lose more weight, she says. “Over time, the little bursts of movement here and there really do make a difference,” says Davis.

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    Maximise Your Runs With These Tips From The Pros

    Running, while being a go-to workout for scores of women, can be a tough sport to tackle. There’s the question of how to plan your runs when training for a race, how to cross-train so your runs are faster, and how to score new PBs. But even with all of that, motivation can flag, leading to less running. Since that’s the least optimal scenario, we chatted to the pros on how to maximise your runs.

    And to make it worth your while, why not join #Run4Avos? You don’t have to run for a bag of the fruit – it’s all about getting amped about your runs again. Through the Nedbank Running Club’s #Run4Avos campaign, you can take part in weekly challenges and up your game. Join #Run4Avos on Strava and join in on the fun.

    Here, tips from the pros on how to maximise your runs.

    Meet the experts

    Adele Broodryk is a professional runner and 2023 Comrades Marathon second-place finisher.

    Fikile Mbuthuma is a seasoned Comrades Marathon competitor, having completed a whopping 19 races.

    Get motivated

    Get your kit

    While shopping for new fitness clothes is truly a great way to feel motivated to run again, you don’t have to. “Every evening before a training session, I put all my training clothes out. So when I wake I can just put it on and get going,” says Adele Broodryk, professional runner and 2023 Comrades Marathon second-place finisher.

    Plan your runs

    “As I am a pre-planner, dotting every session to come down on a weekly calendar really helps. This way, I can tick them off as they are completed. And who doesn’t like it when lists are marked off as completed?” says Broodryk.

    Use the 15-minute rule

    “Often we opt out of a session due to not “feeling it” or “feeling tired”, but I have found that when pushing through those 15 minutes, I tend to have my best workouts,” says Adele Broodryk.

    “On the other hand, if I still feel that “zoned out” feeling after the 15 minutes, I will then cancel the workout. This can be an indication of my body being tired or overtraining starting to take place.”

    Maximise your runs

    Get it done

    The best way to make sure you stick to your running plan is to just get it done. “Make your run the first thing you do to start your day,” says Fikile Mbuthuma, 19-time Comrades Marathon finisher. “Morning runs can easily become your important daily task. The run also helps energize the mind and body preparing for the day ahead.”

    Stick to the plan

    “Stick to the pre-planned paces! If a run is set out as an “easy” run, keep it that way!” says Broodryk. Going too hard can result in burnout, which would impede your progress anyway. Keep it simple.

    Get in on cross-training

    Do hill sprints

    “One of the easiest ways to power your legs is to run uphill or on a steep. This is a great way to build leg strength,” says Mbuthuma. Try running upstairs or on an incline on the treadmill in short bursts to power up those quads and glutes. This will help you go farther and faster in your regular runs.

    Add strength training

    “Never underestimate the power of strength training. This will help power you in a run, assisting your running efficiency and speed,” says Broodryk. Looking to add to your routine? Follow these pro-certified tips. More

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    Use These Tips To Get MUCH More Out Of Your Skipping Workout

    Tone your legs, burn kilojoules, up your fitness and improve your coordination with one simple tool you can use in your garden. Here, how to get the most out of your skipping workout.

    Why is a skipping workout so good?

    Like riding a bike, swimming and running, skipping is one of those fun childhood activities that becomes a slog with age. And that’s a pity because, should your fitness goals sit firmly in the camp of cardiovascular improvement and max kilojoule burn, skipping is a form of exercise that comes highly recommended. And unlike those other three (equally healthy) pursuits, you can do it at home and on the cheap – you can pick up an entry-level rope at a very reasonable price.

    Get roped in

    Skipping rope with counter

    This rope, with skipping counter, allows you. to track your skips.

    HS Fitness Heavy Jump Rope

    This heavier rope gives you added weight so you work that much harder.

    Cordless Skipping Rope

    This cordless rope gives you the option to go with or without a rope – and add some weight to the process.

    What are the benefits of skipping?

    Skipping is a calorie burner. Per estimates, you’re looking at around 15 to 20 calories burned per minute. Yeah! If you skip for just 15 minutes, you could burn 250 to 300 calories from jumping up and down.

    Skipping helps shift fat, since it’s a toning workout and cardio in one. By picking up a rope, you’ll tone up your muscles, including the butt, arms, shoulders, stomach and of course, those legs. This makes it one of the most efficient workouts around.

    Using a jump rope can improve your balance and coordination, something that gets worse as you age. A study in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine looked into the effects of skipping on motor abilities and body balance among football players. They found that people who skipped had ‘enhanced general motor coordination and balance’ compared to those who didn’t.

    Going hard on skipping also means you might score a new PB. That’s according to a meta-analysis of studies which found a correlation between those who skip and faster running times.

    Hop to it – use these form tips from trainer Christa DiPaolo to rope in the gains.

    1. Perfect the jump

    Keep your jumps low to the ground, your knees soft and stay light on your feet to minimise impact. Think, float like a butterfly, not an elephant.

    2. Check your arms

    Your arms should be at a 45-degree angle to your body, elbows pulled in close to your ribs. The further your hands are from your body, the shorter the rope.

    3. Rotate your wrists

    Rotate from your wrists rather than your shoulders – unless you’re using a heavier rope, in which case, rotate from your forearms.

    4. Keep it in the core

    Skipping is an ab exercise as much as anything else, so keep your core engaged throughout. Heavier ropes will force you to do so.

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    The Boiled Egg Diet: What The Weight Loss Plan Involves (Besides Eggs)

    Search “boiled egg diet” and you might be shocked to learn that, yes, there is a weight-loss trend that circles around eating hard-boiled eggs. Naturally, you probably have *a lot* of questions, so we’ll clear it up for ya.

    To start, the boiled egg diet, which is based on a 2018 book by Arielle Chandler, doesn’t involve eating only eggs (whew!). In the book, the author claims eating at least two or three hard-boiled eggs per day can help you lose up to 11kg in two weeks, says Allie Echeverria, a registered dietitian and founder of Eaton Broshar Nutrition.

    But are boiled eggs really the food to unlock weight-loss success? Spoiler: Probably not. There’s a lot to unpack here, so we chatted with registered dietitians about the boiled egg diet, the potential risks and if it actually helps you lose weight.

    What is the boiled egg diet?

    Yes, there are boiled eggs involved. “Although there are some varieties of this plan, it typically involves eating two eggs with fruit at breakfast and eggs or another lean protein at lunch and dinner, along with only non-starchy vegetables,” explains New York City-based dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade.

    Meet The Experts:

    Allie Echeverria is a registered dietitian and founder of Eaton Broshar Nutrition.

    Erin Palinski-Wade is a registered dietitian nutritionist.

    Keri Gans is a registered dietitian nutritionist.

    Though it may sound relatively healthy, the boiled egg diet is a fad diet. “This is a version of a low-calorie, low-carb diet that will promote weight loss but will not be sustainable long-term and does not provide your body with balanced nutrition,” she says. You may lose weight temporarily, but the results won’t necessarily last.

    How do you follow the boiled egg diet plan?

    “There are different versions of the diet, but the most common consists of three meals per day and no snacks or desserts,” says Keri Gans, a registered dietitian nutritionist.

    Throughout the day you need to make sure you’re eating three eggs, or two eggs at the very minimum. You’re also free to consume lean proteins, non-starchy veggies, specific fruits and a little bit of fat, Gans notes. Some samples of “allowed” foods, according to Gans, are the following:

    Lean Proteins

    Skinless chicken

    Skinless turkey

    Skinless duck


    Pork tenderloin

    Pork sirloin

    Non-Starchy Vegetables




    Bell peppers






    Limited Fruits






    Small Amounts Of Fat

    Coconut oil



    What foods must you avoid on the boiled egg diet?

    There’s also a list of foods that you are not supposed to eat while following this plan. The following foods are considered off-limits, according to Palinski-Wade and Gans:

    Grains such as bread, pasta, quinoa, couscous and barley

    Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and cream

    Processed foods such as chips, pretzels, cookies and bacon




    Legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, soybeans and beans




    Dried fruit

    Sweetened beverages such as soda, juice, sweet tea and sports drinks

    So, if you’re aiming for a balanced diet that includes grains, dairy, various fruits and fats (which is totally understandable), it’s important for you to note these limitations before diving into a hard-boiled egg-focused plan.

    Is the boiled egg diet healthy?

    Not quite. “The recommended foods on the diet do have health benefits, but because there are also so many other foods to avoid, the diet is considered highly restrictive,” Gans explains.

    You should also know there are long-term concerns. “This is a restrictive, unbalanced way to eat that could result in nutritional deficiencies long-term and is not sustainable,” Palinski-Wade reiterates.

    Instead, Echeverria recommends opting for a balanced diet and eating protein, fibre and fat at every meal to keep you full and satisfied. From there, you can work with a physician or registered dietitian to tailor your unique eating plan based on your specific needs, she explains.

    If weight loss is your goal, it’s always best to chat with a healthcare provider before trying any type of restrictive meal plan, including the boiled egg diet.

    Will the hard-boiled egg diet help you lose weight?

    Yes, you’ll probably lose weight on this diet, Palinski-Wade explains, since it’s low in calories and carbs. “The initial weight loss will include water losses, resulting in ‘exciting’ results, but not much actual loss of body fat.”

    To break this down further, each gram of carbohydrate stored in the body as glycogen stores two to three grams of water, says Echeverria. “When we reduce the amount of carbohydrates we are eating, we release water as urine and this results in losing water weight, but not losing body fat,” she says. In other words, even if you *could* lose 11kg in a short time frame, a lot of that weight loss could probably be attributed to losing water weight and you will most likely gain that back as soon as you reintroduce carbohydrates to your diet, Echeverria explains.

    Over time, the calorie deficit may lead to losses in body fat, but the chances of maintaining these results are low based on how restrictive it is, adds Palinski-Wade.

    What are the potential dangers of this diet?

    It’s true that eggs are a versatile, nutrient-rich food, packed with vitamins and minerals and “are a great addition to any eating plan,” Gans says. “But one should never simply focus on one food or nutrient in order to lose weight.” So if you’re going to try out the boiled egg diet, be sure to diversify your protein sources and eat a variety of foods so that you’re not getting all your nutrients from the same meals each day.

    Plus, because this diet is extremely low in calories, consistently under-eating can slow down your metabolism, says Echeverria. A calorie deficit may be beneficial for weight loss, but when you drastically lower your calorie intake, your body essentially senses that food is scarce and lowers the rate it burns calories, according to Rush University Medical Center.

    Another reason why results are hard to maintain? “Because the diet is highly restrictive, you’re not actually learning anything about how to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet for long-term success, but rather how to deprive yourself of eating foods you may enjoy,” Gans says. If you have a history of disordered eating or feel that you might be susceptible to an eating disorder, reconsider the boiled egg diet, Palinski-Wade says.

    Most likely, you’ll end up regaining weight you lose and possibly more, since you may wind up overeating following such a restrictive plan, Palinski-Wade says. Proceed with caution and always talk to a doctor or registered dietitian to discuss the best plan for you.

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    I Tried Out BodyTec’s Brand-New EMS Training System – And It’s From The Future

    Whether you’re a seasoned professional in fitness or are just looking to elevate your routine, EMS training can be intriguing. What do those high-tech suits do? Can they really boost your training? All that and more, right here. Plus, we took EMS training for a spin with the brand new BodyTec SYMBIONT system, which offers deeper insights from your workout in real-time.

    First, let’s look at the basics of EMS training.

    What is EMS training?

    EMS, or Electro Muscle Stimulation, is a novel way to get your muscles working. As you’re doing basic exercise moves, you’re plugged into a suit with low-level electrical impulses that are sent directly to your muscles for deeper activation than you’d get with weights. “EMS technology allows for up to 90% of muscles to be activated simultaneously with the contractions reaching a much higher intensity than those done voluntarily,” says Sandra Leyck, Co-Founder and spokesperson for BodyTec.

    Is EMS training a tough workout?

    You’ll find yourself sweating while doing something really basic, like bending down into a squat. That’s because your muscles are working that much harder than when you’re using just your bodyweight or even with weights added, per some studies.

    Does EMS training burn fat?

    As with any exercise, EMS training targets your muscles. Muscles don’t burn fat directly, but they require energy to maintain. By growing muscle groups, you allow them to burn more calories. Since BodyTec’s EMS training suit targets all the major muscle areas, including the back, arms, legs, butt and abs, you’re working all the major muscle groups, allowing them to grow and fire up their fat-burning potential.

    Why just one session a week?

    Your muscles, which are heavily activated during the workout (reportedly more than in traditional workouts) need rest to recover. For this reason, it’s recommended to only do EMS training once a week.

    What’s the new BodyTec SYMBIONT System?

    “With BodyTec’s shift to the SYMBIONT Smart Training System, they are changing the way people track, train, and transform their bodies,” says Leyck. “This state-of-the-art technology combines advanced symbiont technology with personalised training programs, offering an unparalleled workout experience.”  

    The new system means a new suit for the experience – completely wireless and loadshedding friendly. With each move, electronic impulses are sent to your muscles via vibrations that penetrate deeply for more muscle activation as you move. You also get live feedback on your reps from a screen that tracks your workout. The best part? You’re in and out in under 30 minutes, with just 20 minutes of work.  

    We tried EMS training with BodyTec

    WH Features Editor Michelle October took the brand-new SYMBIONT system for a spin.

    “The new suit looks like something from Ironman. Outside, it’s all fabric and stretchy, while the inside contains electro pads and high-tech wireless plug-ins that activate the suit. My trainer helped me prepare the suit, which should be rubbed down with lotion so the conduction pads can deeply penetrate the muscle for better activation.

    “Notably, the suit is completely wireless, so you have much higher range of motion. You are not plugged in, like other EMS suits. The entire setup is loadshedding friendly, too, but still allows for real-time monitoring, allowing you to track your work.

    After getting suited up, I was taken through a brief test run of the equipment. Electrical impulses are sent through the suit wirelessly and I could feel my muscles being contracted while doing basic squats. On the screen in front of me, I could monitor the intensity of the electronic pulses while working out and see how much longer the pulses would last – about 20 seconds of work, with a few seconds break in between moves.

    The entire workout lasted just 20 minutes, but I was panting towards the end. That’s because my muscles were working so hard to contract with the EMS suit. Overall, I still felt my arm muscles a few days after the workout, even though I had just been lifting them over my head with no weights. I’d say it’s an interesting way to work out and an eye-opening experience.” More

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    7 Ways To Find The Motivation To Exercise When The Struggle Is Real

    Your goal this year was to lose a couple of kilos, or get fitter and stronger, but you only really got as far as buying the pricey shoes that were supposed to make you a better runner. You keep telling yourself “I’ll start on Monday,” but life happens… Well, that’s all about to change. Because I know the struggle – and these are the ways I motivate myself. And they actually work.

    Ahead, 7 ways to find motivation.

    Forget The Numbers

    One of the most demotivating things about exercising is not seeing results. You sweat your butt off every workout, but the scale just doesn’t reflect the effort. Why? Because the scale can be deceiving. If you’re doing strength workouts, you’re gaining muscle. And because muscle weighs more than fat – well, you do the maths.

    I stopped weighing myself because I became so consumed by the numbers that they began to dictate how I felt about myself. If the scale didn’t show I’d lost weight, I wanted to throw in the towel (and a couple of times I did). Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, gauge your fitness/weight loss on how you’re feeling, how you progress in your workouts and how your clothes fit you.

    READ MORE: 10 South African TikTok Fitness Accounts That’ll Give You ALL The Motivation You Need

    Press Play

    There are days where you’re just not feeling it, which is okay – but ask yourself: Am I just being lazy or do I need a rest day? If it’s the former, try music. Spotify has amazing playlists.

    Whatever your fancy, the right music offers a great distraction as you sweat. Plus: Studies show that music can help you push harder during your workouts. Opt for tunes with 120 and 140 beats per minute for best results.

    Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

    You know that saying: Comparison is the thief of joy? It’s true. We think other people look ‘better’ than us – but the presence of someone else’s beauty doesn’t mean an absence of your own. Sure, you might never look like an Insta star or have an ass like Kim Kardashian, and that’s okay. Be your only competition. Do better than you did yesterday. Smash your PB. Just do you.

    READ MORE: You Can Do This Arms & Abs Bodyweight Workout Anywhere

    Try Something New

    Routine is great, but it can also be super boring and I know it! If you’re not enjoying running on the treadmill, chances are you won’t have the motivation to do it. So find something you love. Try dancing, hiking, rock climbing, surfing – any form of movement that gets the heart rate up. Get out of your comfort zone. If you’re doing an activity that pushes you and you enjoy it, you’re most likely to stick to it in the long run.

    Get A Workout Buddy

    A workout partner can push you – and hold you accountable for slacking. Shy? Join a Facebook group. Having support will help you stay motivated and inspired. Just be sure to pick someone who will actually help you rather than flaking at the last minute…

    READ MORE: Beginners 5K Running Training Plan And How To Crush It In Just 6 Weeks

    Set Small, Realistic Goals

    Having one massive goal is intimidating. Check it out: So you wanted to lose 50kg in one year? Sounds huge, right? But if you say I want to lose four kilos a month, or one kilo a week, that goal seems more attainable. The same goes for completing a full marathon: 42km is long, but if you break up your training into a 5k, then a 10k, and so on, eventually 42km will seem way less daunting.

    Have A Vision

    What’s your end goal? It helps to write down your short, medium and long-term goals. Or make a vision board that depicts everything you want to achieve. Having a visual reminder of why you exercise will help you when things get hard. Can you see it? Now go do it. You’ve got this!

    READ MORE: 5 Steps For Tapping Into Motivation, Direct From The Pros More

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    The ASICS GEL-KAYANO™ 30: The Shoe That Will Make You Love Running Again

    Runners, rejoice! ASICS has just launched the GEL-KAYANO™ 30 shoe, the most comfortable stability running shoe featuring brand-new technologies to provide runners with adaptive stability and unprecedented comfort during every step.

    4D Guidance System

    With its new 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM™, the GEL-KAYANO™ 30 provides adaptive stability and unprecedented comfort during every step. The 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM™ works with the movement of your body to provide support when you need it most, so you can run worry-free.

    In addition to the 4D GUIDANCE SYSTEM™, the GEL-KAYANO™ 30 also features new PureGEL™ technology for the softest landings ever. PureGEL™ is strategically integrated in the midsole to deliver enhanced shock absorption and smoother transitions.

    The GEL-KAYANO™ 30 also has 20 percent more of the lightweight FF BLAST™ PLUS ECO cushioning and a 4mm increase in stack height, which further improve the comfort level of the shoe.

    As Rohan van der Zwet, Senior Product Marketing Manager at ASICS EMEA, says, “The GEL-KAYANO™ shoe has been a crowd favourite for many years, and quite frankly is a legend in our product range. We know the stereotypes that stability shoes have faced over the years: clunky, ugly, and simply not comfortable. That’s why we’re excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GEL-KAYANO™ series with such landmark developments. Through our commitment to ASICS’ unique design philosophy, we’ve been able to develop a shoe that offers the stability that consumers have grown to love from the series and added the comfort that we know is so important to runners. Stability truly never felt better and we’re eager to see runners across the globe experience this with the GEL-KAYANO™ 30 shoes.”

    Shop The GEL-KAYANO™ 30

    From 5Ks to full marathons, the GEL-KAYANO™ 30 shoe is designed to provide advanced stability and softer cushioning properties.  ​

    Engineered stretch knit upper 

    Improves breathability

    External back heel counter 

    Helps keep the foot stable and provides a more comfortable stride

    The GEL-KAYANO™ 30 is available from ASICS retail, online stores and specialists running outlets.

    Is this really the most comfortable stability running shoe? Comfort is subjective, so judge for yourself. Try ASICS’ latest product innovation and tell us how running in ASICS makes you feel. To find out more, please visit More

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    A Quick Resistance Band Arm Workout You Can Do At Home

    No dumbbells? No problem. It’s totally possible to strengthen and sculpt your arms at home without owning a set of free weights. All you need is a resistance band.

    I’ve created this quick resistance band arm workout using five exercises that are good for all fitness levels. The goal of this workout is to build muscle endurance in your upper body, specifically your triceps, biceps and back. So grab a mini loop and snap to it!

    Time: 5 minutes

    Equipment: Resistance band

    Good for: Arms, upper body

    Instructions: For each move, complete 15 to 30 reps (but no more than 30) or do as many reps as possible in 30 to 45 seconds, then immediately continue to the next exercise. Complete three to five rounds total.

    1. Lateral Lunge To Cross-Body Row

    How to: Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder distance apart. Wrap a resistance band around your left foot and hold the other end in your right hand. Bend your left knee and lean into your left side, bringing your right hand down toward your left foot. Then stand up straight, bend your right elbow and bring your hand toward the right side of your chest. 

    That’s one rep. Complete all reps on one side before switching to the other.

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    2. Side Plank Row

    How to: Get into a side plank position, with your left forearm on the ground and your ankles stacked on top of each other. Your body should form a straight line from head to foot. Hold a resistance band in between your hands. Pull your top hand up until it’s fully extended in the air, then slowly lower back down until your hand is at shoulder height. 

    That’s one rep. Complete all reps on one side before switching to the other.

    3. Plank Row

    How to: Get into a high plank position, with your shoulders stacked over your wrists. Loop one end of a resistance band around your left thumb and hold the other end in your right hand. Keeping your core tight and hips stable, pull your right hand to your shoulder. Slowly lower back down. 

    That’s one rep. Complete all reps on one side before moving on to the next.

    4. Seated Single-Arm Row

    How to: Sit up straight, with your legs extended and feet flexed. Wrap a resistance band around your left foot and hold the other end with your left hand. Keeping your legs and torso stable, pull the band backwards until your hand reaches the left side of your body. Return to start. 

    That’s one rep. Complete all reps on one side before switching to the other.

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    5. Bent Over Row

    How to: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, hinging forward at your hips and knees slightly bent. Wrap one end of a resistance band around your left foot and hold the other end in your left hand. Keeping your body stable, pull the resistance band up until your left hand nearly reaches the left side of your body. Slowly return to start. 

    That’s one rep. Complete all reps on one side before switching to the other.

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