Walking For Weight Loss
Is this too good to be true? You burn the same number of calories in a mile whether you’re whizzing by in running shorts or walking at a steady clip? According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s true. And ifyou add just 30 minutes of brisk walking to your daily routine, you could burn about 150 calories a day. If you think you don’t have enough time to walk the walk, try these tips:
KEEP SHOES IN SIGHT. If you have to dig around in your closet to grab hold of your sneakers, chances are you’ll pass on the opportunity to walk. Instead, keep those shoes in plain sight right by your door and you’ll be twice as likely to take a hike.
MOVE BEFORE LUNCH. If you’re working at a desk all day, instead of ordering delivery, go out and pick up your food yourself. If you’re home, make it a habit to hoof it around the neighborhoods before preparing lunch. It’s usually not a good idea to wait until mid-afternoon for a walk; energy lags for most of us around that time.
ERRANDS? TAKE A HIKE. How many times do we just automatically get in our car to run errands even though the distance may easily be walked By the way: Don’t forget bags. Both saving gas and avoiding plastic bags are good for the environment.