Today I have three things I want to share about walking for weight loss.
Number one: If you are not active, I REALLY recommend starting with walking. Ideally, go outside and walk soon after you wake up, but any time will do. It's one of the healthiest and easiest ways to:
🍏 Maintain a healthy weight
🍏 Manage appetite
🍏 Boost mood
Number two: You do not need to do 10,000 steps a day. That can be a good goal for becoming an "active person," but it depends on what else you are doing. You don't need a load of walking on top of running and it's not great to do 'extra' steps instead of resistance training or core workouts.
Number three, as always, I recommend you start where you are. Instead of counting, you could set a goal to take a 20-minute walk once or twice a day. If you just bought a tracker, see how many steps you take naturally, and set your step goal from there. You'll soon come to learn how much walking you need for weight loss as well as how many steps are realistic for you.
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Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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