You are already aware of the fact that walking is one of the most effective weight loss exercises, but do you know how much you need to walk in order to burn the needed calories?
This is determined by your body weight and the walking area. If you walk with an average speed of 4 miles per hour, you will burn 400 calories in an hour.
Also, you need to make 2,000 steps to burn 100 calories, and 3,500 calories for a pound. Therefore, if you walk 5 miles every day, you will burn 500 calories, and lose a pound a weight in a week.
In order to increase the time you spend walking during the day, you can follow our simple tips:
-Use the stairs
-Park a bit further than the place you need to get to, and walk
-- Do not take the bus or taxi and walk to work
-Walk your children to school
-Find a friend to make you company and walk together in the evenings
Remember to start slowly, and gradually increase the duration of your walks. Studies have shown that it is the best and easiest way to lose weight without following strict diets and avoid yo-yo effects.