Today millions of people worldwide are overweight and in order to lose the extra weight they are following various diet regimens, drink natural potions which are specially created to shred the extra fat or exercise on regular basis.
Despite the fact that these methods are efficient, it would be really great to lose weight without any additional effort, right?
Well, that may sounds impossible, but in order to lose weight all you should do is to change your habits. So, what is the secret? You should walk more.
But, can you lose weight just by walking? The answer is YES. Read on and find out how many steps a day you need to do in order to lose weight.
How much calories you burn while walking depends on two factors:
- Walking area
- Body Weight
If you walk for 1 hour with an average speed of 4 mph (miles per hour) your body will burn 400 calories. To be more precise, you need to make 2,000 steps in order to burn 100 calories and that is about 1 mile of walking.
Namely, in order to lose 1 pound you need to burn 3,500 calories.
Health experts and nutritionists explain that the healthiest way to lose weight and not have the yo-yo effect is to lose 1 pound in period of one week.
That means you should burn 500 calories in a day or in other words, you should walk 5 miles on a daily basis.
Simple as that! In order to lose the extra weight you should change few of your habits.
Useful Tips on How to Walk More
- Always walk you kids to their school;
- Don’t use the bus; Try to walk to your home or to your workplace;
- Use the stairs instead the elevator;
- If you have to use your car it is advisable to park it a little further so you can walk to the destination;
- Walk to the station or to the subway, instead of using taxi or bus.
How Often Should You Walk to Lose Weight?
If you don’t walk often you should start with 15–20 minutes of walking during the first 3 days in order to adjust to your new routine. Few days later, when you feel ready you should gradually increase the time to 30 minutes up to 1 hour per a day.
Over time the walking will become a routine for you and you will lose weight without doing something about it.
Try to walk every day and make as many steps as you can. Over time you will feel much better and the numbers on the scale will change. There are many scientific studies which have proved that you can lose weight simply by walking.