Numerous people suffer from issues related to their appearance and body weight. There are also multiple fast and easy diets, but not all are effective, and almost none offers durable results. It would definitely be the best to lose weight without being aware of it!
Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. You can get out and walk without worrying about the risks associated with some more vigorous forms of exercise. Walking is also a great form of physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly, or who haven’t exercised in a long time.
Walking for fun and fitness isn’t limited to strolling by yourself around local neighborhood streets. There are various clubs, venues and strategies you can use to make walking an enjoyable and social part of your lifestyle.
Well, this is possible, and all you need to do is to walk more. And here is how much you need to walk in order to lose weight!
The number of calories burnt depends on two factors, the walking area, and the body weight.
Apparently, we burn 400 calories per hour while walking with an average speed of four miles per hour. Therefore, in order to burn 100 calories, you need to make 2,000 steps or 1 mile of walking. That is, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose a pound.
The healthiest weight loss is to lose a pound a week, so you should burn 500 calories daily, or you should walk 5 miles.
This looks easy, doesn’t it? And if you want some help, we have several additional tips:
- Walk to your workplace and home
- Walk your children to school
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator
- Walk to the station, and do not use a bus or a taxi
- Always park the car a bit further than your destination, and walk to get there
- During the first week, walk for 15 to 20 minutes to adjust to your new routine, and then gradually increase the time to an hour a day
Therefore, make the needed steps, and you will love your new body!