From when we are born we strive to learn to walk before we can even talk.
So Why don’t you walk more?
It comes down to the fact that we have become accustomed to the quick fixes.
How fast can we get information.
How fast can we get our food.
How fast can we get from work to home.
We don’t stop to realised how it affects our bodies and how that effect our very existence.
Now because we are used to quick fixes we want weight loss to be quick too.
But I ask you when did you notice you were over weight.
Was it the first pound? The second? The tenth?
I don’t remember the first time I realised I was over weight I think it was when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and thought that’s not the figure I remember having.
Since then I have strived to lose the extra weight but I didn’t put it all on in a day or two so I don’t expect it to come off as quickly.
In this article I am going to cover how walking will help you to lose weight and keep it off.
It is simple stuff.
You might think that it is too easy.
But with all thing it comes down to consistency. If you practice something every day you will become good at it.
Walking Burns Calories
Walking uses energy which is burning calories.
If you were to add extra walking to your daily routine you would burn more calories.
It is not an exact science but the rule of thumb is that 3500 calories equals one pound of fat.
So if you were to do more walking you would be walking your way to burning off those extra pounds.
Boost Your Metabolism
Your metabolism is all the chemical reactions in your body that happen to turn food and drink into energy.
When you walk you use energy.
Which means that you body needs to produce more energy to meet the required demand.
So that means that the more you walk the more energy you use the more calories you burn and the more weight you could lose.
But the Key to losing weight is a not just a healthy exercise habits but a healthy diet.
What you fuel you body is key to how you lose weight.
If you fuel your body with crap you are going to get crap results. You don’t put regular fuel in a luxury car.
So why do you fill you body with sugar and junk food.
Your morning cup of medium mocha coffee contains 290 calories and will take you 53 minutes to burn off.
That standard size chocolate bar contains 229 calories and will take you 42 minutes to burn off.
The packet of crisp that you tucked away at contains 171 calories and will take you 31 minutes to burn off.
2 Slices of a large pizza contains 449 calories and will take you 1 hour and 23 minutes to burn off.
So the Key to weight loss isn’t in how much exercise you can do its in how much control you have over you eating habits. Weight loss is 80% diet 20% exercise.
Let Now have a look at how you can burn more calories with walking.
Power Walking Burns Extra Calories
Power walking is walking at a much faster pace than you would normally.
This extra speed will burn more calories and boost your metabolism more.
When you are power walking if you swing your arms more it will add a few extra calorie burned as well as help to strengthens your shoulders and your core.
Increase Calories burn by Walking Uphill
Walking up hill will use different muscles than walking on a flat surface so it helps to build more muscle, which boosts your metabolism more which leads to burning more calories.
For every 1 percent of a gradient you can increase your calories burn by an extra 10 percent over a mile for a 150 pound person.
10000 steps a day or more!
The best way to lose weight is to walk more. Aim for 10000 plus steps a day and do it consistently.
And unlike jogging, running of HIIT you wont be putting your body through hell to do it.
You set the pace that you are comfortable with, you decide how far you want to go so it is down to you to take control of your weight.
Just remember to push yourself to do a little so that you can continue to improve your fitness level.
Consistency Is Key
Remember a journey of a 10000 step starts by putting one foot in front of the other.
You just have to start and before you know it you will have covered your steps.
If you don’t like going out side for what ever reason you could think about getting a treadmill.
It is one of the ways I started by the Keys to success is first to start then to keep it up!
Good Luck and let me know how you are going in the comments below!