Before you read the following post, I realize a lot of people with a weight problem think that exercise is impossible for them. But the best exercise for losing weight and strengthening the body is “walking”. And some of us can’t walk much, but don’t let that stop you. I walk in the Mall every morning I can and I see the elderly with canes, walkers, and even wheelchairs doing their best to walk. Some only walk for 10 minutes at a time and then sit for 10 minutes and then walk for 10 minutes and then sit again and keep going. In a few weeks, they become stronger and will walk farther.
It’s uplifting for me to see the effort people are making to try and become healthier. Read the post below from VeryWell.com.
Is Walking 15 Minutes Helping Me Any?
Yes, your body still has burned calories that it wouldn’t have burned. If you are on a low-calorie diet, your body still will be burning fat as it doesn’t have enough calories to get through the day.
But there may be a slight advantage if your walks were strung together so they were 45 minutes or more, you may burn a bit more fat each day. Your body replaces the burned glycogen either through the calories you eat or through breaking down some stored fat. If you eat more calories than your body needs, it stores it right back again as fat.
Diet and exercise are both key to losing weight.
Steps per Day Count for Health and Weight Management
Pedometer studies have shown that people who add more steps in throughout the day are less likely to be overweight, and they have a much reduced risk of killer diseases such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and more. If you add 2,000 steps to your day — about what a 15-minute walk adds — you are greatly reducing your health risks and stopping additional weight gain.
Getting to 10,000 Steps per Day: Walking four 15-minute walks adds 8,000 steps to your day, which combined with the rest of your daily steps puts you over the 10,000 steps per day recommended for weight loss.
- How Many Steps per Day Are Enough?
Enjoying Your Walks is the Top Priority
If you find it difficult to set aside an hour a day for walking, but can work in some 15-minute walks, then concentrate on the 15-minute walks. The key to fitness is finding something you enjoy doing, rather than dreading or feeling like it is a stressful chore. Once you have built the 15-minute walk habit, then look for a day or two a week you can do a longer walk.
- Build the Walking Habit
- How to Make the Most of a 15-Minute Walk: Turn your 15-minute walk into the best short walking workout.
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