There is rarely a person that is satisfied with his weight and doesn’t want to lose any. Although there are diets that are quick and fast, they are not always that efficient. But wouldn’t be great to lose weight and not be aware of it?
Well, it is possible, no money is needed, just you need to change few habits. It is simple you just need to walk more. Yes, you can lose weight, just by walking? But, how many steps a day you need to do in order to lose weight?
How Much Calories We Burn While Walking Depends on 2 Factors:
1. Walking area
2. Body Weight
To be more accurate and specific here are the numbers you need to know; Your body will burn 400 calories if you walk for one hour. This will happen if you walk with an average speed of four miles per hour. If you want to be even more specific, you need to know that in order to burn 100 calories you need to make 2,000 steps. That is around 1 mile of walking. In fact, in order to lose 1 pound, you need to burn 3,500 calories.
The best and healthiest way to lose weight and not have the yo-yo effect, is to to lose 1 pound in a week.That means that you need to burn 500 calories in a day, or measured in miles you need to walk 5 miles on a daily basis.
Simple, right? You just need to change few habits.
Useful Tips on How to Walk More
1. Walk you kids to their school
2. Avoid using the bus on a daily basis; you can walk to your home or workplace
3. Use the stairs instead of the usual routine to use the elevator
4. Park your car a little further so you can walk, not on the exact destination where you need to get out
5. You can walk to the station instead of using taxi or bus
How Often Should You Walk to Lose Weight?
We recommend that the first 3 days you should only walk 15 to 20 minutes in order to adjust to your new routine. And in time when you feel ready, you can gradually increase the time to 30 or even 60 minutes per day. It is scientifically proven that is an efficient way to lose weight.
In time, the walking will become a routine for you, so you won’t even be aware that you are losing weight and doing something about it. So remember to make the steps, and the numbers on the scale will change by themselves.
A variety of pedometers and activity monitors help to measure the number of steps individuals take each day. Researchers have identified general levels of activity according to the table below.