We are all aware that walking is one of the easiest and safest exercises suitable for people of all age. But believe it or not, there is still a way to burn pounds just by walking, without even thinking of touching the heavy-weight equipment or doing intense workouts.
You can make your walking routine more interesting by changing it and asking friends to join in on the fun. Change your track, walk in different areas, do everything you can think of in order to make the whole walking experience a bit more fun. Doing so will help you pass time faster, and by the time you’re aware you would have lost a few pounds just by walking, without going on starving diets or spending countless of hours in the gym doing intense workouts.
One of the major roles of losing weight while walking is the area you walk in and body weight you have. For example, if you’re walking at a pace of 4 miles per hour, you’ll lose 400 calories. You can easily keep a track of this using a pedometer, that will also help you count the amount of weight you’ve lost and steps you’ve taken.
How many steps do you need to take in order to lose weight?
1 mile = 2000 steps and 100 calories
1 pound = 3500 calories
In order to lose 1 pound in a day, you will have to burn 500 calories/day for a week.
In other words, you will need to walk around 10,000 steps a week in order to lose 1 pound.
Another thing you need to watch out for is your walking style. Make sure you keep your eyes 100 feet forward, tighten your abdomen, hold your chin up and squeeze your glutes. Keep walking like this while you’re exercise-walking. This should be your walking style.
How often should you exercise walking?
If you’re just a beginner, walk 15-20 minutes a day, three days in the week, while gradually increasing it to 30-60 minutes a day.
Here is a chart you should save and stick to it.
Be sure to consult with a doctor before starting this exercise.