In our previous article, we talked about the time of the day that is suitable for exercise but right now, we want to also look into how often one should walk in order to lose weight.
Walking for weight loss is a great choice to burn calories and shed body fat but the question is how often should you walk? Walking is great for all kinds of reasons and weight loss is just one of them. In addition to being great for weight loss, walking is also beneficial for your overall health. It can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and boost your immune system.
However, if weight loss is your goal then there are several techniques you can use to boost the amount of calories you burn. You could for example aim to walk uphill or even walking backwards which can help you shed more body fat if safely carried out. But how often should you walk in order to lose weight more efficiently? The best for most efficient weight loss is to walk as much as possible throughout the day. That simply means walking whenever and wherever you can in order to burn maximum calories, boost energy levels, burn fat and enhance personal metabolism.
I believe you may have heard you should walk 10,000 steps a day, which may sound so weird if you work from an office. While you shouldn’t feel bad if you don’t manage to do this, it’s a good goal to aim for.
While the answer to HOW OFTEN you should walk is as OFTEN AS POSSIBLE, the amount of weight you will lose will depend on many factors. An average person will burn between 90 and 350 calories on a 30-minute walk, but this depends on speed, intensity and incline. As well as walking throughout the day, there are also benefits of going on longer, faster walks which will increase your heart rate and burn more calories.
As for the time of day of which we discussed in the last session, there are research-based benefits to walking at any time of the day. If you choose to walk in the morning, it is more likely you will form a new and lasting habit. There’s also research to show a reduced attraction to foods following a brisk 45 minute walk and further studies have found that morning aerobic activity such as walking can improve endurance capacity in comparison to evening aerobic exercise, also raising your heart rate and metabolism to burn more calories throughout the day.
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