Can you lose weight by just walking an hour a day? Learn how to burn belly fat by walking and lose up to 40 pounds in 3 months.
Do you wander if walking is considered a good exercise for weight loss? Can you burn fat and lose weight by walking? How long should you walk to lose weight? How much do you have to walk to lose a pound? Can you lose belly fat by walking? Dr. Richard Schofield, the author of Weight-Walking: A New Path to Health and Fitness, provides you with the ultimate guide on walking to lose weight.
While walking helps you burn calories and thus lose weight, walking combined with exercises for the upper-body muscle groups helps you burn more body fat and get even better results. Recently a new term “weight-walking” has been introduced.
Is walking a workout? How can I start walking for weight loss?
Weight-Walking is for “regular” people. All you need is somewhere to walk, sensible shoes, and a pair of light-weight dumbbells. No spandex is required. Most women would use a pair of 2- or 3-pound dumbbells, while most men would use 3- or 4-pounds. Basically, you should be able to lift both weights above your head ten or twenty times without undue strain.
Why is walking good for health?
On the health and fitness front, you will:
- tone up all of your upper-body muscle groups from the “Weight” component,
- tone up your lower-body muscle groups from the “Walk” component,
- increase your overall cardiovascular fitness,
- burn fat and lose weight (assuming you eat sensibly).
Can you lose weight by walking 30 minutes or an hour a day?
Each Weight-Walking session should last 30 to 60 minutes. During this time, you will typically do between 1,000 and 3,000 lifts, stretches and swings. For serious weight loss, you should Weight-Walk for 60-minutes at least five times per week (assuming this is your only exercise). For maintenance, 30 to 45 minutes three-times per week is enough.
What time of the day is the best time to exercise? Is it better to exercise in the morning or in the afternoon?
Preferably, you should Weight-Walk when the temperature is about 70-degrees, whether that is first thing in the morning in the summer or before lunch in the winter. For weight loss, the best time is right before a meal.
What is a good pace for walking to burn fat and lose weight?
Regarding pace, you should power-walk, but not at race speed. If your health permits, you should aim for 3.5 to 4 mph. If not, stick to whatever is comfortable and can be maintained for the entire session.
How many calories do you burn by walking for an hour?
Most people will burn 300 to 600 calories in a one-hour session, depending on their weight and level of effort. Most noteworthy, the more overweight you are, the more calories you will burn.
Is walking enough for weight loss? Can you lose weight by exercising and not dieting?
The book does not prescribe or endorse a particular diet, although it does offer some hints, suggestions and meal plans. The focus is on applying commonsense and willpower to your existing diet plan, and creating a sustainable health regime. Weight-Walking can be used as a tool to augment whatever diet plan you have selected.
How much weight can you lose by walking?How long does it take to lose 30 pounds by walking?
I personally lost 40 pounds in three months.
Are there any health risks to walking?
No exercise program suits everyone, but Weight-Walking comes close. Pilates is not for everyone…but if you can walk, you can Weight-Walk. You can walk in the park, on the hiking trail, on the treadmill, or just walking in place in front of the TV.
More information on walking to lose weight:
- How many calories are burnt by walking rather than running
- Begin a walking weight loss program
- How long does it take to walk a mile on a treadmill?