Can I Lose Weight By Walking



Walking is one of the first exercises we learned. It’s impossible to calculate the number of steps we have walked in our lifetime. As we get older, we tend to sit more. If we were to pay closer attention to this simple safe exercise we may do more of it. Depending upon how often you walk, you may be able to shed one pound or more a week. Doing the math, that could equal 20 pounds in five months, without dieting or going to a gym.


And as those pounds fall away, you will be toning your muscles. Also, as you incorporate this routine into your lifestyle, your overall health will improve. Before long, you’ll be hooked.

 

In today’s video we will take out a calculator to discover the best way to melt away those unwanted pounds by walking.

 

So how many calories can you burn? This is determined by your weight and pace. If a person walks four miles an hour, which is a normal walking rate, you will burn about 400 calories. And walking three miles will burn and extra 300 per day.

 

One thing you may find that will serve as an incentive is to use a pedometer throughout your entire day. Checking the pedometer will encourage you to increase your pace or distance. If you notice that you aren’t able to lose weight and are only maintaining it, just increase your daily distance or speed.


Here’s a simple formula to remember: 

 

1 Mile = 2,000 steps to burn 100 calories

1 Pound = 3,500 calories

1 Pound weight loss per week = 500 calorie deficit per day

To lose 1 pound per week add 10,000 steps

 

Here are a few tips on how to add 10,000 to your daily schedule.

 

At the mall or grocery, park at the farthest space and walk

Get off the bus at an earlier stop and walk

Take the stairs when you can

In bad climate weather, become a mall walker

 

To obtain optimal benefits from your walk, be sure to maintain the proper posture:

Keep your chin up

Focus your eyes 10 feet ahead

Take long strides

Draw your abdomen toward your spine

Squeeze those glutes

 

Begin your walking regiment at 3 days a week, for 15 to 20 minutes a day. Gradually increase this to 30 to 60 minutes daily.

 

Before long, you will enjoy a new you.

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