How Much Walking You Need To Lose Weight

1 Mile = 2.000 steps and 100 calories burned
1 Pound – 3.500 calories
Losing 1 Pound of weight weekly = 500 calories daily
You will need to have 10.000 steps on a daily basis in order to lose 1 pound in a week

Here are some tips how to adapt your walking when you have a busy day if 10.000 steps seem too much walking (you can start slowly and lose less weight and then increase the number of steps to 10.000)

– Don’t use the bus always, you can walk to your home or work, or you can simply get off the bus on the halfway of your destination
– Don’t park your car on the destination where you need to get, park it somewhere far away and take a walk
– You can walk to the station and forget about taking a taxi or a bus
– Never use the elevator, instead take the stairs.
– Walk with your children to school
– If you have the more sophisticated pedometer you can check the number of pounds you lowered or how many calories you have burned. This info will give you the exact picture of what you achieved with your walks.

Due to the delicate elements recorded you should purchase a nice quality pedometer if you can afford it, which will record each step you had and each calorie you burned. The American Medical Association recommends using of pedometer for better weight control and more efficient weight loss.

How to Keep it Interesting

If you are using the same track every day, at the same time, it will become a very boring routine. Change the track and your habits often.
Walk in different places, parks, neighborhoods, or listen to the music you like, it will give you motivation and more energy to finish what you started.
The cold weather during the winter mustn’t be an obstacle for you. You can buy a treadmill and watch your favorite TV show or movie while walking.
Invite your friend or someone from your family to join you on your walks. They may walk with you once or twice a week, but they will still inspire new things in your daily walking routine. Even if you have the strong will, the same walking routine could be very boring. This must not happen.
Change your routines and make it as exciting as you can.
Walking Style

Everyone knows how to walk. Many people have less desire for walking because of the habits or routines they developed throughout the years.

If you intend to walk for exercise you should concentrate your eyes 100 feet forward, hold your chin up, squeeze your glutes and tighten your abdomen in the same direction with your spine. This way you will have optimum results from your walking.

How Often Should You Walk?

If you seriously intend to begin with this daily walking routine, you should ask your doctor for an advice, in order to tell you if you are healthy enough to stand this activity.

Once your doctor approved, you should first walk three days in a week for 15-20 minutes. Then, step by step you should raise the walking routine until you walk 30-60 minutes every day of the week.

You will find that this is the easiest and the best way to lower your weight without any particular diet regime.

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