3 Amazing Yet Simple Secrets Of Walking To Lose Weight
Who Knew That Something We Do On A Daily Basis Could Be So Helpful?
There is a huge increase in people who are diagnosed as obese in the world today. In fact, the number is actually rising quite fast and a lot of factors come into play. I think we can attribute the increase to the fact that there are now supersized portions of food in restaurants and other food establishments.
Moreover, obesity is on the rise thanks to the emergence of smartphones which allows people to have quick and easy access to food- all without actually going to the restaurant or store!
Doctors advocate that you start getting a move on, at least, slowly. Walking is actually one of the best ways to lose weight and in this article, I will talk about some secrets to help you maximize your time and get you on a health kick.
- Start Walking if Your Cravings Pop Up
Obese people tend to crave food more often than people with regular weight. That is due, in part, of not having to do anything than to sit down and tinker with their gadgets, watch TV, or any other activity that doesn’t require too much movement.
If you are overweight and you want to change your ways, I suggest that you start walking if your cravings start to show up, not to mention that if you are overweight, chances are you’ll be caught in the throes of premature ejaculation. Men, take note.
The reason why this is useful is that when you start walking, you will have the chance of removing the thought or craving from your mind. In fact, this has been backed by science where small brisk walks can temporarily reduce hunger pangs and cravings.
- Variable Speed is Necessary
We walk at our own pace and usually, it is either we stop or we move using only one speed. But, regularly controlled strides do not offer you the best bang for the buck when it comes to weight loss.
So, what you do is incorporate some of the elements of High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT to the activity.
The premise is simple. All you have to do is walk at your regular pace for 3 minutes and then walk a little bit faster in the next 3. Do that for about 2-3 times a day and you will find that you will be sweating more than usual.
You can experiment with this and you can even challenge yourself to the point that you vary your speed greatly so that weight loss is ensured.
- Other Variables
Aside from the speed, you also have to think about some variable:
- Intensity- You want to be between 12-15 on the Borg Perceived Exertion scale. 0 on the scale means that you’re sleeping and 20 represents sprinting to the point that you pass out. You want to maintain a relative level of intensity so that you’ll sweat more and it will help increase your metabolism as well.
- Time- Think about logging in more minutes for walking. For instance, if you add 10 minutes more to your usual time for walking, you could instantly do 70 minutes more of the activity in a week.
- Frequency- If you only walk for 5 days a week, add another day.