Learn why you should walk for exercise regularly. Continue reading Walking for Health
A sample walking program for weight loss will vary depending upon the exerciser’s fitness level (beginner, intermediate, advanced); however, all walkers should warm-up with a slow walk or marching for 5 minutes prior to his/her workout and end the workout with a 5-minute cool down, followed by stretching. For best results, all walking programs should include at least two total body resistance training sessions for muscle toning. Continue reading Walking Program to Lose Weight
The frequency, intensity and duration of your fitness walks may depend upon several factors such as your current fitness level, work schedule, available time and desired weight loss goals. After receiving a physician’s ‘okay’ for exercise, beginners should start out slowly, perhaps with a 20-minute moderate walk on a relatively flat surface. This is likely enough to get your heart pumping and strengthen your muscles. Continue reading How Much Should I Walk to Lose Weight?
Your walking speed will vary depending upon your purpose (taking a stroll or engaging in a heart-pumping workout) as well as your height, stride length and other factors. An average fitness walking speed is one that most healthy individuals in a group can maintain for an extended period of time, at least 30 minutes. It is an average speed, not terribly fast or leisurely. Continue reading What Is the Average Walking Speed?
The amount of time it takes you to walk a mile depends on how fast you are walking. Your stride length, partially determined by the length of your legs, also plays a role. Tall walkers, and/or those with a long stride cover more distance per step than shorter walkers, and/or those with a shorter stride. Even if you have a pedometer personally set with your stride length or a GPS tracking device you cannot rely 100% on the accuracy as your pace and stride length may vary somewhat. Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Walk a Mile?
You can lose weight by walking but it takes patience, persistence and hard work. To see results you must follow a consistent, moderately-intense workout regime and consume a healthful, reduced-calorie diet. Creating short-term goals and keeping track of your progress helps keep you focused and organized. Continue reading How to Lose Weight by Walking
Aerobic exercise, such as walking, burns calories which, if combined with a sensible diet, helps create a calorie deficit, necessary for weight loss. Any aerobic exercise will burn some stored fat. Continue reading Does Walking Burn Fat?
Technically, yes, you can. However, a better answer might be ‘it depends.’ Walking, an easy and inexpensive activity helps you burn calories and tone muscles. The more lean body mass or muscle tissue you have, the more calories you will expend daily, even while at rest. Continue reading Can You Lose Weight by Walking?
Walking involves moving the major muscles of your body. Walking briskly elevates your heart rate and, in doing so, becomes an ‘aerobic’ activity or exercise. Aerobic exercise burns calories while toning muscles. Continue reading How Does Walking Help You Lose Weight?
The benefits of walking are many and include more than improving your cardiovascular health and aiding in weight management. Engaging in a regular walking program may lower your LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol level, blood pressure, reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your mood. Continue reading What Are the Benefits of Walking?