She tells us: To lose weight and keep it off, you need to get moving. Though walking is a regular part of your everyday life, it can also be a part of your weight loss strategy. Walking at a moderate pace for 30 to 60 minutes burns stored fat and can build muscle to speed up your metabolism.
Some health authorities recommend walking an hour a day and to be consistent with your schedule. While an hour four or five times a week may seem like a significant amount of time think about the fact that it will reduce your health risks not just help you lose those extra pounds.
If you will go to WeightoWellness one of the professional health care staff will help you set up a walking schedule for weight loss. You can walk on a treadmill or outside. You may even want to change between the two so you don’t risk getting bored by taking the same walk every day.
In order to lose weight you must burn more calories than you take in by eating. The amount of calories you burn walking depends on how much you weigh and how far you walk. The more you weigh the more calories you burn. The longer you walk the more calories you burn. To a lesser degree the speed you walk and the incline you take affect the calories you burn.
If you are just starting out walking you may need to take it slow and easy. As you build up your stamina you can begin walking at a brisk pace. This will enable you to burn more calories and aide in getting the best health benefits from your walking. Remember, to lose weight, you will have to eat fewer calories than you burn each day. On average if you eat one candy bar you will need to walk three to five miles to burn off the calories. Now that should make us all think twice before we take that bite of candy.
If you have been walking for 3o minutes to an hour for four to five days a week and you are not losing weight it is time to take a close look at the amount and type of food you are eating. After all you cannot eat a dozen donuts every week and expect the pounds to drop off. We have found it is a good plan to keep a food diary. By doing this you will be able to check what you are actually eating. Be sure to write down everything you eat each day. To make it easy you may want to find a fitness tracker online. There are several fitness apps to chose from.
Many people have already found that they can get the help they need from the health care professionals at WeightoWellness. If you are a member be sure to discuss your weight loss goals with them. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease your “coach” at WeightoWellness will be able to guide you as to the steps you need to take to lose weight and become the healthiest person you can be.
Give them a call today: 205-994-2393