As strange as it sounds it is quite possible to lose weight just by walking. However, it is necessary to know the distance to go to be able to lose weight effectively.
Walking and Weight Loss
Many people who when they want to lose weight opt for draconian diets that ultimately do not have results over the long term.
Indeed, when we stop this type of diet we start again to lose weight as fast as we lost.
It is important to gradually accustom the body to new eating and physical habits, which is why walking is part of these activities that allow the body to adapt well.
Walking can be as effective as intense exercises especially as this brings weight loss over the long term. It is an easy exercise that releases stress and helps to burn fat slowly but surely.
What is the daily distance to lose weight?
The calories burned each day will depend on two factors, the first will lie in the distance you travel and the second in your body weight.
By walking at an average of 6 km per hour we can burn 400 calories in just an hour’s walk.
Which means that to eliminate 100 calories it will have to be around 2000 steps. To lose about 0.5 kg it is necessary to burn 3500 calories. Consequently it will be necessary to burn about 500 calories per day or to carry out 8 km of walk to succeed to lose almost half a kilo per week.
Science approves the march:
Recent studies conducted by the Queensland University of Technology have analyzed data from 1904 women who have answered questions of physical health habit, and exercises in general.
In 2001, women who had volunteered had at least one of the 10 symptoms of depression and found over time that by about 200 minutes of walking a week their physical and mental health improved.
The professor who ran the study said: “If 200 minutes of weekly walking could have so many benefits, even smaller minutes should be enough to ensure well-being.”
So do not hesitate to walk every day this would have considerable effects on weight and health in general!