Walking for weight loss
Weight loss is commonly accompanied by various walking or exercise routines to ensure your lifestyle doesn’t remain sedentary. However, sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint just how much and how fast you should be walking to ensure you’re complimenting your weight loss goals.
By walking most days for between 30 and 90 minutes you should have it covered. The total time you spend walking weekly should be at least 2 and a half hours. Whether this is 20 minutes one day and 45 the next… it’s up to you!
Don’t forget, by walking at a moderate-intensity pace, and being in an exercise zone of 60% to 70% of your maximum heart rate, you will be working most efficiently. You should be breathing harder than normal but not to a point where you can’t speak in full sentences. A fitness tracker such as a Fitbit or an Apple Watch can be useful in tracking this.
How can you get in more steps daily?
Walking for weight loss or cardiovascular fitness can both provide the same problem, how can i get more steps into my busy days and working life? It is evident that walking provides these benefits, but how you’re going to implement this into your own daily life is another question. Here’s our list of ways you can add steps to your day.
Walk while brushing your teeth. Yep, you heard us. By walking around your house for 2-4 minutes you can gain at least 100 steps.
Walk while on the phone. Who says women are the only ones that can multitask? This is a very effective way to build up those steps.
Walk up the stairs. By taking the stairs instead of the elevator you are gaining steps and cardio. Even if you only climb one flight of stairs then push the elevator button.
Walk to the toilet on another floor. Whether you’re at work or home, walking to the furthest possible bathroom will add to your daily steps.
Walk further from the car. By parking on the outskirts of the car park, you can stroll leisurely into your office or the shops knowing you have added an extra 50 steps to your day.