Walking. Pretty simple we all do it, it’s easy to perform compared to other cardio exercises. You can do it anywhere and anytime. You don’t have to be taught how to do it, or how to make it easier or harder, a really simple exercise for weight loss.
Walking can reduce high cholesterol, body fat, the risk of cancer of the colon and the risk of non-insulin dependent diabetes. It helps control body weight, mental well-being, osteoarthritis, flexibility and co-ordination.
Walking for 2.5 hours a week—that’s just 21 minutes a day—can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%.
Even a quick one-minute jaunt pays off. A University of Utah study in 2014 found that for every minute of brisk walking that women did throughout the day, they lowered their risk of obesity by 5%.
Most success stories using walking, walk everyday for 45 minutes to 90 minutes, with the average around an hour. That’s 60 minutes per day, 7 days a week, 30 days per month. A simple training philosophy.
Alasdair Wilkins lost 100 pounds (45kg) in 1 year by just walking. Yes, you read right, just walking. The main points of his article https://www.vox.com/2015/7/7/8877041/losing-100-pounds can be found below:
I just went to the gym, and I … walked. On a treadmill, uphill, at a brisk pace, for about an hour every day — and I do mean every day — from July to April.
I just ignored the (frequently contradictory) mountains of literature on the best way to lose weight and just focused on finding a way that worked for me.
The trick was finding a routine that I actually enjoyed doing and wanted to stick with.
I had given up hope of losing weight at all my only real goal was to start feeling a little better about myself.
I wasn’t putting pressure on myself to lose 100 pounds.
I sidestepped the biggest danger when it comes to weight loss: discouragement.
It definitely helped that I could do things like bring my tablet and watch Netflix in the gym
Wow. What a great example. I love success stories like that.
Go the gym every day, walk for an hour, uphill, at a brisk pace.
Is this what will work for you, maybe no, maybe yes. Only you will know. What should be highlighted is that he found something he enjoyed to do. Yes he may have been watching Netflix, but you have the ability to choose. So choose something you like, use distraction if you need (Netflix in the example), do it every day and do it for a considerable amount of time (60 minutes).
You owe it to yourself, to be healthy, to be fit, to live life.
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