Walking To Lose Weight Fast, Does It Help You?

By | April 5, 2015

 Start Off Slowly

This is something that we take for granted. But does walking to lose weight fast help you? If you want to lose it naturally then you should take up recreational walking as a means to ward off any unwanted excess weight.

 

It is excellent for the cardiovascular system, and you get lots of fresh air plus it is excellent for exercising those leg muscle which as we all know are responsible for carrying our weight in the first place.

 

So if you think you meet the requirements to succeed here is a way to do so without the need for any paid for weight loss diet.


You can begin your walking exercises by taking it at a gentle pace too. Do not set a distance which is to start as if you are really out of shape you will struggle and the discomfort felt while walking to lose weight fast, may make you quit before you have begun.

 

As we can imagine, while out, performing this task the last thing that we want to feel is bored during the exercise.

 

When you are out walking to lose weight fast, one must ensure that you have a very clear focus and have the motivation to continue with it, as you must keep in mind that the end results will be more than worth it.


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Walking To Lose Weight Fast Is Actually A Good Idea

There is not a lot of point in just setting off with the attitude that you will just go where ever you go. You need to make a record, and you should plan your route before starting off on the walk.

 

This way you will not have to keep remembering which route you took and will be able to time your improvements/Progress a lot more efficiently.

 

For a person lets say of 160 lbs, walking for 1 mile will take 20 minutes at the average walking speed of 3 miles an hour. By the end of the mile, you will have burned off 85 calories which are not something to be sniffed at by any stretch of the imagination.

 

Perhaps you could do with a pedometer to track yourself more accurately.

 

For the same distance walked if you weight 190 lbs you would burn 95 calories. So with only walking 1 mile, you can burn a good amount of calories, and of course, 1 mile isn’t very far at all so imagine what could be covered when the distance is increased.

you wouldn't be so overweight if you did some walking to lose weight.


What If The Weather Is Bad?

You would think that walking being such an outdoor activity that would be such a horrible task to perform, What if the weather is bad if it was snowing or wet and windy.

 

Well, nowadays there really is no excuse for forgetting the walking due to the bad weather as you can simply and just as effectively perform your task on a treadmill.

 

Treadmills come in all different sizes so you can be sure you will find one of an adequate size to fit your chosen space.

 

If you find that you have increased your walks to a decent distance, and, for whatever the reason maybe cannot increase the distance anymore then, you may want to try jogging for about an hour a day.

 

This is higher intensity than your walking was but only do it if you feel comfortable. Give it a try!


Walking To Jogging, The Transition

Want to track your progress?

 

Check this pedometer out.

 

This small piece of equipment works wonders!

 

If you do not find the idea of a change from walking to jogging very appealing then you can always introduce the jogging into your walks.

 

Maybe as you are walking along, break into a 5-minute jog and resume walking. Then eventually over a couple of weeks, you can increase the length of time spent jogging until eventually, your “Course” will be a jog rather than a walk.


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We are well aware of some of the constraints you may have in terms of the time available to you for walking to lose weight fast. You may, for example, be a  busy mother who whilst doing the duty of child minding, cannot possibly find the time to walk to lose weight fast, at all.

 

Or you may be a business person or a laborer who when finishing his/Her day does not have the inclination to get changed only to leave the house once more.

 

No matter what the reason is, it is where a treadmill will come in handy. Although they do cost you they serve their purpose well. You can of course always opt for the cheaper option and buy a workout video. These get your heart rate pumping away and thus calories WILL be burnt this way.


You Will Definitely Need

Click on the link to see the prices at Amazon to see a treadmill that you can set to a slow pace to simulate walking. It is extremely affordable we are sure. It will make the whole process much easier for you and you will certainly see more rapid results.

 

You see, once you have got your diet under control all that you need to have is the other half of the equation in order for your weight loss attempt to be a success. I am of course referring to the exercise. Go to this link “Home gym fitness equipment” to see some hand-picked items which will rocket you to success with your weight loss mission.

Please leave any comments or questions below and I’ll reply within 24 hours.

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13 thoughts on “Walking To Lose Weight Fast, Does It Help You?

  1. Emrah Yalpur

    Hey, Simon,

    Another great article, it’s what I’ve come to expect of you..

    I think the benefits of walking are grossly underestimated. I’ve just recently started walking about half an hour each day and I already notice the difference. By the end of this week I’m going to start jogging and push myself a little further …

    Is the pedometer just like a fitbit? If not, what are the pros and cons of each the pedometer and fit bit?

    Thanks Simon,

    Emrah.Y

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      No, firstly may I thank YOU, for leaving me a question and some praise towards my work. To answer your question, yes, it is much like a Fitbit and you can track your steps walked etc on a day to day basis, so you really know if you need to do more and you can work out your daily averages!

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  2. Nathan Glick

    Starting slowly truly is the way to go! I choose to both walk and run in spurts. By doing both I am able to burn more calories and it makes it easier to work my way up to go further distances without burning out.

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      That is exactly the way to do it Nathan. Start slow and work your way up to the harder workout, further distances, as you said it stops you from burning out to soon and allows you to reach your goals all that much sooner! If you are unfit then you will burn possibly more calories or equal to someone who is very fit, doing a harder workout or travelling further anyway.

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Yes indeed it can no doubt but I was talking more along the lines of an introduction to walking to lose weight. However your suggestion is duly noted. Thank you.

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  4. Lynn

    Very good Simon it is amazing how much calories that you can burn by just walking and of course you enjoy it when the weather is good.

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Exactly Lynn you certainly can burn them and obviously the more/further you walk the more you’ll burn. And its completely free also, Don’t forget that lol.

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  5. Wayne

    Hello Simon:

    Thank you for this informative post. You have a way of putting sensible instructions on exercise which justifies the goal of weight loss. I did not know that amount of time in walking exercise contribute to burning a fair amount of calories.

    And to incorporate jogging into the walking regiment was an enlightening idea. I thought that if I was to start an exercise program, I would have to choose between strictly walking or jogging. It didn’t cross my mind of mixing the two. Again, you broke through the myth of needing a firm regimented exercise routine.

    Thank you Simon for setting the record straight. Now, off to a brisk walk I go!

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Well done Wayne it sound like walking off was a good choice this time haha. You will be waling off some calories so that they don’t get stored by the body as fat. Well do on a positive move.

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  6. Emily

    hi Simon!
    I agree that walking is a great exercise to lose weight and increase your cardio abilities. it might seem simple but it can really be helpful. On a beautiful day, walking in nature is also so relaxing. And when it’s raining, well that’s when the treadmill comes in handy. there are so many options out there now, with different prices and sizes.

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    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Yes I agree with all that you say! There are endless options available to us nowadays but walking along outside doesnt cost a penny either so………. Thank you for your kind comment.

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