Best Weight Loss Routine
Walking And Weight Loss
Walking is the best weight management routine you will ever find. The results may not be as fast as you would like, but they will probably be more permanent and more pleasurable than other diet and weight loss routines. And coupled with a healthy eating plan – The Walker’s Diet – you will be able to build up a maintenance routine that you can keep up for the rest of your life.
Sounds too good to be true?
The secret is that once you begin walking regularly your metabolism speeds up and your body uses up more fat for energy. Why? Firstly, exercising gets your body moving and speeds up your metabolism, and experts confirm that the body’s ability to use body fat for fuel is improved. Secondly, you build muscle. Walker’s use so called ‘slow twitch’ rather than ‘fast twitch’ muscles. These are muscle fibres that produce energy by converting fats into energy aerobically, burning oxygen more efficiently. Muscles which are designed for long, continuous movements such as walking, tend to be the fat-burning type of muscle and are the large ones found in the legs, thighs, trunk, back and hips.
Walking is the easiest exercise to stick with month after month, burning on average 80-100 calories per mile depending on your weight. Although this may not seem like much, the story doesn’t end there. In addition to the above benefits walking:
- suppresses your appetite so you feel like eating less
- keeps your energy high – diets that just have you cut calories leave you feeling sluggish
- prevents water retention, which adds weight and makes you feel fat
- is a simple and natural exercise that is not embarrassing for overweight people
- requires no special equipment nor special clothes