Walking is a much underestimated way of losing weight. You can easily lose up to 25 lbs quick time just by strolling in the park regularly.
Walking to lose weight can be very enjoyable, seamless, kind on the joints (when compared to running), and an all-round safe form of movement.
You may find a walking routine much easier to digest than pounding the concrete.
How Quickly Can I Lose Weight from Walking?
It’s entirely possible to lose up to 1 lb of bodyweight a week, simply for walking up to 20 minutes, three times a week.
Gradual increases are recommended in terms of frequency and duration of your walks. It’s not difficult to get in up to 60 minutes of walking a day, every day.
To get the most out of your walk, you should try burning between three and 500 calories, every time you do it.
If you feel you might struggle with this task, you need to cut down on your daily to compensate.
One of the big put offs about walking is the perceived boredom it brings with it.
To keep things interesting, alternate your walks between indoors and outdoors. Indoor walking can be as enjoyable as outdoor walking using a treadmill. You can enjoy watching your preferred TV program while working out!
When walking outside, bring an MP3 player along and listen to your favorite tunes and take in the fresh air.
How to Maintain Weight Loss
Although a walking in itself is a great tool for losing weight, by factoring in resistance exercises you will see a real difference very soon.
Resistance training helps to work and build the muscles (I’m not talking the Incredible Hulk sort) which burn calories hours after your workout routine.
By burning calories for hours on end, the body isn’t able to store them as fat.
Alternatively, you can combine the walking and resistance training by using wrist and ankle weights every other day.
If that isn’t enough, you can factor in high-intensity interval training sessions once a week to keep things challenging.