Towards the end of 2013 I picked up a book at the library called Chi Walking by Danny Dreyer. I tried it out and was amazed at how much faster and easier I was able to walk! It took some time to consciously align my body to the posture of chi walking but after awhile it seems to come more naturally.
I tend to chi walk more when I am alone, as I do walk faster that way, and my companion tends to walk slower than my “regular” gait as it is.
Chi Walking is mindful walking. I like it because it is low-impact, yet highly aerobic. It engages the core so I feel like I am getting a much more complete workout from my walk.
Total investment: $0 (It was a library book!)
Still doing it? Check!