One of the easiest exercises which can help you lose weight is walking. You don’t need to visit a highly equipped gym in order to start losing weight. If you start changing your walking routine and you make it more exciting, you will be able to do it without almost no effort.
Start walking with your friend or change your walking track and you can make this exercise more fun for you.
Lose weight by walking properly
Your walking pace and your body weight have a big role in the way you lose weight. If you walk at a speed of 4 miles per hour, you’ll manage to lose around 400 calories.
Use a pedometer
A simple pedometer can help you control your weight effectively. Make sure you put it on your hips and record the number of steps you take.
How many steps does it take to lose weight?
100 calories = 2000 steps
3500 calories= 1 pound
If you want to lose 1 pound in a week you need to burn 500 calories
10000 steps = 1 pound less
What about the walking style?
Make sure you keep your eyes 100 feet forward, to hold your chin up, tighten your abdomen and squeeze your glutes. If you want to do walking as an exercise, you need to stick to this style, so you can actually have some results.
How often should you walk?
In the beginning, start with 15-20 minutes daily, 3 days per week. You can gradually increase the intensity and go to 30-60 minutes per day.