The Western world is getting fatter. A sad statement but a true one. Every year the percentage of populations in the obese category goes up, and so every year the money that Governments and individuals spend on weight related health issues goes up.
But it doesn’t have to be that way, losing weight is not as difficult as some make out. Yes it does involve work and some sacrifice, but in reality weight loss can be as easy as walking. In fact weight loss can be achieved BY walking.
Walking for Weight Loss
Whilst the idea of strapping on some running shoes and pounding out a marathon might leave you sweating from fear rather than exertion, the idea of walking for 20 minutes shouldn’t. And for many people that is how little effort it can take for you to lose weight.
Such a small effort as walking for 20 minutes every day can start to burn calories, calories that you were storing as fat you instead now burn as energy. Almost as importantly your metabolism increases, giving you an even bigger calorie burning boost that will last well beyond the length of time that you were walking for.
Because such a small effort is required walking for weight loss is perfect for beginners to losing weight, people who might have struggled to make weight loss gains in other more active sports. Unlike many other activities to burn calories walking is also low impact, it puts far less pressure on your bones and joints than running, cycling and the like.
It is not just beginners that can look at walking as a useful weight loss tool though, by properly adapting a regime weight loss can be achieved at all sorts of levels for all sorts of people. Extending the walking distance, walking up hills and more can be done to make this weight loss trick something viable for everyone.