There are some interesting facts connected to walking and weight loss. One would readily assume that running should burn more calories than walking. Also, in this way quick strolling would consume more calories than moderate strolling.. Of course, if you look at that in terms of time, it is true. 10 minutes spent running consume a bigger number of calories than a similar amount of time spent walking.
But when it comes to distance, the numbers are not too far from each other.Strolling for one mile and running for one mile will burn roughly a similar number of calories. The measure of effort is a little extraordinary when one runs than when he strolls, yet the amount of calories used for the distance is about the same. But the difference in calories burned isn’t huge.
This means that if you’re starting out with a fitness program with strolling and weight loss, there is no need to stress about how fast you are going. Walking a longer distance is what will make a difference. Using a pedometer allows you to see what distance you can cover in thirty minutes of pleasant walking. As you become more fit, you will see that you can gradually cover more ground.
As time goes, you might prefer running to walking, since it can accomplish the same in a shorter period of time. A better way to start is to introduce short bursts of running into your daily walk. For example you may start with one minute of running followed by 7 minutes of walking. Gradually you can increase the running time and reduce the strolling time until you are simply running.
Many people like to wear a heart monitor when they run. You can also use a heart monitor to keep track of things during walking and weight loss. Keeping an eye on your heart rate doesn’t hurt. And the monitor will let you know with a beep if you are being lazy, or if your heart rate goes too high. Some monitors will even let you know when it is time to switch exercises.
It is a good idea to walk as much as possible if you are hoping to lose weight. You should walk at least three times a week to keep in good shape. Selecting a program one enjoys allows you more chances to stick with it. Walking in fresh air is usually more comfortable than running in a controlled indoor environment.
Strolling can be magnificent exercise for anyone who has the use of their legs. Being out of shape still allows you to exercise around the house. Of course, contact your doctor first, but using a pedometer you will almost certainly find that if you spend a half hour walking every day, your distance will increase. Your extra calories can melt on their own. Walking is definitely the cherry on top of the weight loss cake.