Walking is a simple and inexpensive way to get active and lose weight.
All you need is a pair of comfortable walking shoes and you can do it anywhere! It’s also fairly injury-proof, especially if you stay on flat paths and sidewalks.
Why Walking For Weight Loss Is Great
- Burn off calories
- Strengthens lower body muscle
- Lowers blood sugar
- Helps control diabetes
- You can do it alone, with a friend or even a group
⏲️ To really reap the benefits, you should start out walking for weight loss at a slow pace, about five minutes. Once you have warmed up, then continue walking at a brisker pace. Do 5 minute intervals of each pace for as long as you can.
📆 Commit to walking a few times a week. Wake up early, walk on your lunch break, walk to the supermarket, etc. Find ways to squeeze in movement so that it becomes a habit that would be difficult to break.
📏 Research shows that just 2 1/2 hours of brisk walking a week, approximately 20 minutes a day, can help to reduce your stomach by about 1 inch in about 1 month.
🥗 In combination with a healthy, well-balanced diet, you can lose inches and get fit by simply walking most days.