Jul 18, 2017 @ 03:05 AM By Damandeep Kaur
Losing weight is not at all easy which needs dedication and a strong determination. When it comes to losing weight you must have heard that running and walking is the best exercise, especially walking is the form of exercise that is considered as the best form of exercise. Walking is best for all age and for those who cannot hit the gym. Walking pumps oxygen in your body and helps in blood circulation. So, let’s take a look how walking can be beneficial in weight loss.
Walking is known as the easiest form of exercising and it is considered as important part of individual’s health as it makes your whole body work properly. Walking is as efficient as running in the gym for 30 minutes as it burns calories and eliminates fat from your body. As per the latest research in order to lose one pound in a week, a person must walk at least 250 minutes a week which will shed 500 calories from your body.
It is impossible to track your steps without any tracker. And phone's step counter won't help as you can't always keep your phone with you. It is suggested to invest in pedometer which will give you a daily count of your steps. The device will also track the calories burned and helps you to keep a track of your weight loss.
Fitness specialist suggests walking at least 5 miles a day to lose one pound a week. The calculation is very easy, • To lose 1 pound = You need to burn 500 calories • 1 Mile = 2000 steps which will burn 100 calories. • To lose 1 pound in a week you require burning 500 calories a day • So to lose 500 calories a day, you are required to walk 10,000 steps a day. Which is the best place to walk? Walking on a walking track in an open garden is the best way you adopt, make a habit of walking on the regular time schedule to walk every day. Apart from this, you should always park your car away from your office and walk your way to the office. Don’t sit for long and keep taking breaks and walk in your office or walk your pet or walk your children to school. Yes, it is tough to complete 10,000 steps continuously but these little walks too will add up to 10,000 steps target and make your weight loss process easy.