Go Walking to Lose Weight – How to Walk Off the Pounds

Thinking of walking to lose weight? It can be done if you do it the “right” way! In fact, walking is an excellent way to burn a good deal of calories while incorporating a low impact activity into your workout plan.
Walking is easy and most anyone can do it.

What I like to do when I walk is remember that there are a few things to consider, especially when I’m walking to lose weight…

First of all I try to get out and walk at least 4 or 5 times per week. I find that any less than this I do not see the results that I want, but you also need your rest. So I recommend talking a couple days per week off if you are doing long walks.

If you’ve ever tried walking to lose weight you’ll understand it when I say that at first, it’s a challenge to get motivated to get out there and pump those leg muscles. Those of us who battle any kind of weight issues know that exercise requires discipline and at first it kind of sucks!!

However, it is very important that you stick to a solid walking ROUTINE.

Another important aspect about walking to lose weight is the intensity of your walks. There is going to be a difference between a leisurely stroll along a flat path, vs. one with dips and bigger hills. Not rocket science.

Increasing intensity = more calories burned!

I’m actually located where I have no choice but to walk outside where there’s a lot of hills. The great thing is that hills offer a lot of muscle work, in both directions too. Did you know that walking downhill can help to lower your blood sugar levels too? And uphill helps to reduce cholesterol. So not only are you working your muscles but you are also reaping other health benefits.

If you don’t have a walk around you with hills, try walking up and down your stairs a couple of times before and after your walk. This will help build up your endurance and strength in your leg muscles which in turn lead to a better metabolic rate. Remember, you are building muscles when you walk. Muscles feed off of calories and ultimately lead to weight loss.

Walking to lose weight is 100{a3acb2be643effc4b7b4b3705df5cb2eae026059a1d075d54be8af4d92e7e619} possible and I promise if you follow a regular schedule, it will work for you.

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