Can I Lose Weight By Walking?


It is an indisputable fact, that walking, especially brisk wallking, is good for both your general health, and indeed as an aid to losing weight. Too many people choose to adopt a sedentary lifestyle, such as sitting watching TV, using their cars for ludicrously short journeys, to give just two examples. Health professionals all over the world are trying to both educate and encourage people to adopt a much more vigorous and active approach yo their everyday lives, and are extolling the major health benefits to be had from doing this.

Walking (briskly) if possible is but just one of the lifestyle changes which are being encouraged.  Even just a brisk ten minute walk each day is beneficial, but the suggested target to achieve is 150 mins a week of exercise. "Eat less and move more" is a phrase often used to create a mental awareness of your lifestyle changes, and "Get your heart pumping" is another one often used. It should stressed that you consult your health professional however, before engaging in any major lifestyle changes, or undertaking any strenuous exercise that you are unaccustomed to.

It certainly is the case that walking will help you to lose weight, and if you watch the featured video, you will find some really helpful information.

Transcript Of Featured Video

Walking is one of the first exercises that we learned.   It is impossible to calculate the number of steps you have walked in our lives, and  as we age, we tend to sit more.   If we were to pay more attention to this fact of life,  simple exercises that we can do can mean more walking.   Depending on how often you walk, you may be able to shed a pound or more a week.   If you do the math, that could be equal to 20 pounds in five months, without dieting, or going to a gym.   And as those pounds fall away, you will also be toning muscles.

In addition, incorporating this into your daily routine, your lifestyle and your overall health will improve, and soon, you'll be hooked.   In today's video we will carry a calculator to find the best way to melt unwanted pounds away by walking, and therefore the amount of calories you can burn?   This is determined by its weight and rhythm.   If a person walks four miles per hour, which is a normal rate of walking they will burn approximately 400 calories.   And walking three miles and burn 300 extra per day.

One thing you can find to serve as an incentive is the use of a long pedometer during the whole day.   Checking the pedometer will encourage you to increase your pace or distance.   If you notice that you are not able to lose weight, increase the daily distance or speed.

Here's a simple formula to remember:   1 mile = 2,000 steps to burn 100 calories 1 pound = 3500 calories = weight loss of 1 pound per week = 500 calorie deficit per day   To lose 1 pound per week add 10,000 steps   Here are some tips on how to add 10,000 steps to your daily schedule.   In the mall or supermarket, park in the farthest part of the space and ride   Gett off the bus a stop earlier and walk, and take the stairs when you can   In bad weather climates, become a mall walker.   For optimum benefits for your feet, be sure to maintain the correct posture.   Keep your head up, and focus your eyes 10 feet ahead

Take long strides, and draw your belly toward your spine.  Start your regiment walk 3 days a week, for 15 to 20 minutes a day.   Gradually increase this to 30 to 60 minutes daily.   Soon, you will enjoy a new you.

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It is an indisputable fact, that walking, especially brisk wallking, is good for both your general health, and indeed as an aid to losing weight. Too many people choose to adopt a sedentary lifestyle, such as sitting watching TV, using their cars for ludicrously short journeys, to give just two...

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