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Walk It Off for Weight Loss

If fitness has never been your thing but you are trying to lose weight, you should try walking. It is simple, free, and you can do it anywhere.

Walking for at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week is enough to start feeling the weight loss benefits. If you can work into your schedule an entire hour to walking, five days a week, you will of course reap more benefits. You need not walk all those minutes at one time, but just splitting up the walks to two half hour walks would be the most effective.

Not only is walking good for your brain and a wonderful way to reduce blood pressure, it is also a way to increase your aerobic stamina. Walking regularly also helps to strengthen your legs and prepare your joints for more strenuous activities like jogging. This is why walking is considered a threshold exercise; it prepares you for more and more types of exercise.

When using walking for weight loss, remember to add in brisk walking intervals and pump your arms vigorously too. Try to work some hills into your programs as you get stronger, this will increase the challenge as well.

A healthy lifestyle starts one step at time, so get walking.


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