Lose Weight Walking

You can lose weight walking, in fact its not that hard. Read on to find out how.

Research has shown that the risk of a first heart attack is cut by almost 50 percent with about 40 minutes of exercise 5 times a week. Just this fact alone should be enough to get you out the door and walking.

The health benefits are so powerful that a smoker who exercises has a lower risk than a non-smoker who is also a non-exerciser, sound crazy but it’s a fact.

Your goals determine how often and how long you walk, so here’s a guide to help you get to where you want to be.

General health benefits

Walk 30 minutes a day at a “talking” pace, your breathing rate is raised but you can still talk. If you are just starting out then this is a good place to start.

Cardiovascular fitness

Walk 3 to 4 days a week for 20 to 30 minutes at a fast pace. Your breathing is hard but you aren’t gasping for air.

weight loss

Walk at least 5 days a week for 45 to 60 minutes at a brisk pace. You can hear your breathing but you can still talk. If you do this you will see your weight decrease drastically.

Eight health reasons to Walk

  • Lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol)
  • Raise high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“good” cholesterol)
  • Build stronger and bigger lungs
  • Build a stronger heart
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk or manage type II diabetes
  • Manage your weight
  • Improve your mood, the rest of your family and friends will be grateful.
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