Some studies have suggested that it may be possible to lose weight by walking for hours. This may sound easy but the fact is different. We all know that the body uses energy to move from point A to point B. Walking requires energy to move from point A to point B. So does running or jogging. The question is how much do you need to move from point A to point B to burn up calories and lose weight?
For those who are already moderately overweight, the best way to lose weight would be to engage in 30 minutes walking briskly every day. This may sound easy. However, researchers have discovered that overweight people do burn more calories when they walk in their regular pace compared to when they jog or run in their usual fast pace for a period of time. So if you have been thinking whether you will be able to lose weight by walking briskly, here are some things that you should keep in mind:
First of all, do not underestimate the power of your heartbeat and the impact that it has on your weight-loss goals. The research shows that the faster your heart beats, the faster you burn calories. And the quicker you can develop your leg speed, the higher the calories you will burn while walking briskly.
So, what should you keep in mind when choosing an exercise routine? First, stick with an exercise routine that gets your heart rate up and also incorporates stretching and breathing into the exercise. You do not want to spend all your effort burning calories with just walking or jogging. It is important to develop good cardiovascular habits so that you can improve your general health. For example, if you smoke, quit.
Second, take it slow. Walking or jogging does not require high-intensity workouts. In fact, walking at an average speed of one mile per hour burns around 150 calories. It will also make you physically tired at the end of the session because as you burn calories when walking slowly, you also need to expend energy to walk fast.
Third, you may not want to increase your walking pace. Even though you are trying to lose weight, you are not trying to build huge muscles. So, when you work out, it will simply burn excess calories, such as those in your fat cells. This means that even if you can lose weight by cutting your calories, you will not look great once you get back to your regular weight.
Fourth, you should know how to develop the habit of walking briskly. The easiest way to get started is by going to a public place like the mall and start walking around. You should try to stick to the same route so that you can track your progress. Also, be sure to start your session when you feel your heart rate going high. By doing this, you will be able to tell if you should slow down or speed up.
Finally, do not forget to reward yourself. If you keep walking every day, eventually your reward will be reaching your goal. One of the best rewards for burning calories is a bigger wallet. So, keep that in mind when choosing your attire for the day. Clothes with a smaller size and those with a higher percentage of water will help you burn more calories.
Also, be sure to keep track of what you eat. The amount of calories that you burn will vary depending on the types of food that you consume. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are taking a balanced diet. Once you have developed the habit of exercising and eating right, then you can start focusing on increasing your body fat percentage.
So, to summarize, I have shown you how to develop and maintain a walking pace that will help you lose weight. Next time you go for a run, take note of how many calories you burn in your first five minutes of walking. Then, increase your walking pace by three percent per week. As you progress, your running pace will drop by about one percent per week. Keep doing this for a few months and your body will become accustomed to the change.
Remember, changing your walking pace may take some time. However, it is a good exercise because it will keep you fit and healthy. In addition, as your fitness improves, you will lose weight at a much higher rate. I have included a link below to a free guide that has been developed based on this information.