Losing weight does not always mean going to the gym, having a personal trainer, doing difficult diets, or spending lots of money. Losing weight can be simply achieved through daily walking. For many reasons, this simple exercise can contribute to effective weight loss.
Walking is a cardiovascular exercise which makes the body work harder with each step. It means that you will need to burn calories to keep moving and this is why walking is good for speeding weight loss.
It does not matter if you walk 20 min, 30 min or 1 hour per day. What matters is that you keep doing it daily, decrease your calories intake and have the patience to get back in shape again.
Time, speed, diet and whether your path is flat or not determine how much weight you will lose. Even your height and weight are of great importance. The amount of calories burned per mile walked varies from one person to another. You just have to set your pace, decide how long you will go and this will control the number of calories burnt.
Walking can give you a great result if you have the right determination. Yet this does not mean that you will wake up with a fit body overnight, but on top of the fat burning effects of walking, it can help you to get a better nights sleep.
Solitary walks can be a private space where one can think, organise ideas, and can be a great remedyfor stress.
Walking can help people with diabetes, insomnia, depression or heart disease to improve their symptoms, or speed recovery. It is even said to increase one’s lifespan and repair one’s DNA as the scientist Katy Bowman mentioned in her book Move you DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, declaring “Walking is a superfood.”
With all what was told and with all the benefits combined, we all know for sure that your sitting on the sofa or behind the desk is not going to burn any calories! What are you waiting for? You can go for a walk right now. Walk, breathe, live and be healthy.
Get social with your walking with Get Fit Nottingham. You will have so much fun you will not even realise you are exercising!
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