It is well known fact that while walking, we are burning calories. The question about how much calories do we burn while we are walking depends on two factors:
If you are walking with an average speed of 4 miles per hour, in 1 hour of walking, you will burn 400 calories.
How many steps will it take to burn calories?
1 mile = 2,000 steps = 100 calories burned
1 pound – 3,5000 calories
In other words, if you want to lose 1 pound of the excess weight per a week, you will need to burn 500 calories per day. In order to achieve that, you should walk 5 miles on a daily basis.
We have several useful tips about how to adjust to a walking routine:
Instead of taking a bus or taxi, walk to your workplace or home
If you have to use your car, you should not park it in front of the destination
If you use the metro, don’t take a taxi, you should try to walk to the station
Use the stairs and forget about using the elevator
Walk your children to school
How Often Should You Walk?
If you constantly use your car, taxi or bus, and if you don’t walk much, it is advisable to start with 15-20 minute walks during the first three days. Gradually you should increase to 30-60 minutes of walking on a daily basis.
It is scientifically proved that walking is the easiest and best way to lose the extra kilograms. Instead of following strict diets and starve, or exercise in the gym, you should start walking, preferably in nature.
Important note: before you start walking on a daily basis, you need to consult with medical experts and get professional advice in you are healthy enough to perform this activity – every day.