People are often put off by the idea of regular exercise, and that is why so many are very reluctant to make the required commitment to go on a diet and finally lose that extra weight. What if I told you that you could be losing weight without having to perform any types of excruciating workouts? No running, no lifting heavy weights, no starving yourself to death. None of that, just … walk.
Wait, I can lose weight just by walking? But I walk almost every day, why do I gain weight then? Well, there are a few reasons for that, and we’ll get to them in this article. By following this advice you’ll be able to start seeing results by doing regular walks that count as cardio exercise, which enhances your metabolism and helps the body burn fat faster.
Walking is great because it’s an easy exercise to perform, it doesn’t require a ton of energy or any special preparation or equipment. As most people finding tough to simply start working out regularly, if all you have to do is walk, it should be a lot easier for you to actually get started.
So let’s look at # tips on how to use walking as an exercise to lose weight.
Don’t start off by trying to do too much too soon. Ease into walking by just doing a small walk around the block in your first week. One every day should be enough. This will allow your body to easily adapt into your new ‘workout’, and make it simpler to move to longer walks further down the road, when you become more accustomed to it and start getting fitter.
It is a mistake to not properly dress for your walking sessions. If you are to do this on a regular basis, you should be dressed accordingly. Wearing walking or jogging shoes is recommended because they’ll protect your joins and your feet will be more comfortable. You don’t need any extra fatigue, so make sure you feel great in the shoes you decide to wear. A comfy jogging outfit is required as well, as it allows the body to move naturally.
You don’t have to do anything fancy, but a few stretches, for 5-10 minutes before going out for your walk can make a big difference. You want to avoid any injuries, and a few stretches will always help get your heart rate up and your body on notice.
The way you posture during your walk is important because you don’t want to get back aches or even injuries. Keep your back straight, your shoulders held back, and your head held high. Try to not alter your posture as you reach the end of your walk and start getting tired. Learn good posture and keep that up for the entire duration of your walking session.
If you can’t carry a conversation, you’re probably walking too fast. You need to walk at a reasonable speed for your current physical condition. Once you start getting in better shape, you can and should start walking a little faster. In the beginning though, regular walking speed is all you need. Don’t burn yourself out too early, it’s crucial you manage to complete your walk each and every time.
Every few days, try to walk a little further than you’ve walked the previous day. For this you need a pedometer, or you can actually get an app on your phone that will measure how far you’ve walked. You can press start at the beginning of your walk, and note how much you’ve walked each and every day. This way you’ll be able to visibly track your progress and notice your improvements.
Bring your headsets with you and listen to your favorite music. Or listen to your favorite radio station. If you have a dog, take him/her with you. Whatever you can do to make the activity more enjoyable!
As you learn to measure yourself, to regulate your walks properly and to never burn yourself out, you’ll notice that you can walk longer, and even start jogging with ease. Of course, to actually start losing weight you’ll need to combine this with a healthy diet. But just like you can lose weight with a simple workout like walking, you don’t need an extremely strict diet either.
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