Can You Lose Weight By Walking?
Yes, you can! And in my experience, this is the best way to go if you are wondering how to lose weight naturally. This article will explain how to lose weight by walking!
When starting a fat loss or fitness venture, most people will decide that they need to buy some running gear and start running until they can’t breath properly, knees are hurting and they are generally exhausted.
They will also decide that this has to be done at least 3 times per week.
Well, as an experienced fitness coach, over the years I have used my own body as an experiment. I have been into all things fat loss, fitness and muscle building for most of my life and tried out many theories about body composition change on my own body.
I can tell you that you can lose weight by walking a whole lot easier than you would do by running!
The key is consistency. If you decide to do a 30-minute walk everyday, you will surely find it easier to lose weight. I say easier because, if you are new to this game, it is far more pleasant to do a brisk walk than to bring yourself to near exhaustion by running or jogging.
By staying consistent and getting yourself into a routine in which you walk your route everyday, you will soon notice that the weight is coming off, and, with it, you will also notice that you are getting fitter.
The Theory Made Easy
It may sound strange that, by walking, you seem to be pushing yourself far less that you would be if you were running or jogging. But let me explain:
When your body starts to do a “steady state” (an exercise session that is kept at a constant tempo) routine regularly, it will get used to the idea that it is burning calories. These calories will burn at a steady state. The longer that you do the exercise session for, the more calories you will burn.
You can probably walk constantly for 30 minutes to 1 hour at a steady pace fairly easily. But could you run or jog at a steady pace for 30 minutes to 1 hour?
By walking at a brisk pace, for a longer period of time, you are burning a lot more calories than you would be if you went for a 10 to 15-minute jog or run.
In time, you can add something called interval training to your walks, which will further boost your fat loss goals. We will study this in another article post.
But, for now, if you are just starting out, I would advise that you get into a routine of doing a 30-minute to 1 hour walk at least 5 times per week.
If you have read any of my eBooks, you will notice that I always preach and try to hammer home the idea that getting into a habit or routine is key to any kind of success when it comes to fat loss or other fitness goals.
If you do decide to lose weight by walking, you may feel that you are not getting the benefits right away. But I promise you that if you follow my advice throughout this website and stick to your goals, you will get your results.
I am (and always will be) very honest with people when it comes to fitness and fat loss. You can read, theorize and procrastinate for as long as you want, but when it comes down to it, you just need to get out and start.
Stick with it and you will get there!
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I have also set out a FREE 6-Week Exercise Routine for you to get you started. You can access it by clicking on THIS LINK.
I wish you all the best with your goals. I would love to hear how you are progressing.