Monday, 12 October 2015

Walking Off Weight – Top Three Tips Lose Weight with Walking

Walking Off Weight

Walking is one of the best ways I know to lose weight and keep it off.
It’s good for your mind, body, and spirit. It really is!
Of course, I know all too well that if you’re struggling to lose weight your focus isn’t really on your mind or energy level. You just want to lose the weight, right?
So let’s dive right in and talk about the top tips for losing weight by walking.

Tip #1 – If It Isn’t Fun, You Won’t Do it (Unless You’re a Masochist)

Let’s be honest here. Are you likely to do something if it isn’t enjoyable?
I’m certainly not!
That old adage “No pain, no gain,” is hogwash.
Exercise has to be fun or you’re just not going to be able to sustain it.
And that’s how walking works to help you lose weight. It works over time.
If you were to go out today and walk for eight hours, great. You’d lose weight.
But if you didn’t walk again for another six months you’d likely gain it all back.
The key is to walk every day, or almost every day.
To make walking a sustainable fitness and weight loss program, make it fun.
• Walk with music.
• Walk with friends.
• Walk in your favorite neighborhood or on your favorite nature trail.

Tip #2 – Take It Step-by-Step

Fitness and health experts now recommend walking 10,000 steps a day. That equals about four and a half or five miles. That’s a great initial daily goal.
They can help you reach that 10,000 step goal pretty easily.
And if you’re unable to take an hour and walk five miles, you can simply use the pedometer to make sure you reach your steps every day.

Tip  #3 – Kick It Up a Notch

Walk faster to burn more calories.
Read this! Researchers from the University of Virginia found that women who did three shorter, fast-paced walks a week and two longer moderately paced walks lost more belly fat – five times more (!) belly fat – than those who walked moderately five times a week.
Here’s the interesting thing, both groups burned the same number of calories.
Yet the group that walked faster three times a week burned more belly fat – and that fat is the dangerous fat because it’s right up there next to your heart.
They also dropped more fat from their rear end and thighs. That is an area that most of us ladies would like to firm up and slim down, right? ;)
These fast walkers also lost an average of eight pounds in four months and they didn’t diet. (that’s music to my ears! no dieting!)
If you can only do one thing right now to improve your health and lose weight, walk.
Walking is fun, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to start burning the fat and calories right away.
You’re going to be amazed at the results!


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