Walking is underrated for a variety of reasons. However, it is one of those things you have complete control over, and it can be that magic pill that can help you change your health for the better.
And, no, you don’t have to start with a mighty 10-kilometre run. Instead, choosing a slower but steadier approach can do wonders for your weight loss journey.
Take it slow. Take it easy. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
How much can we walk in a day?
Short Answer – More than what you have been walking on average. For some, walking for 30 minutes a day would be a lot, and for some, 1 hour would feel like a breeze. So, find a sweet spot somewhere around 4,000 to 8,000 steps per day and get started on that.
Let’s take an example: If your weekly average of step counts lies around 3000 per day, then you can set up a target of 5,000 and get moving. And maybe increase after a week or two once you feel you are getting too comfortable and can take things up a notch.
What’s better for walking? Treadmill or Open Roads?
Honestly, whatever floats your boat. If you want to enjoy a movie on your treadmill, by all means, do that. But, if you are someone who feels happier and refreshing after an outdoor walk, go for it.
Walking outside in nature does seem to uplift your mood but make sure that you are not being inconsistent with your walking just because you can’t go out to walk.
Walking will certainly aid you in your weight or fat loss journey, but you do have to remember that you can’t outrun a bad diet. So make sure you eat your whole foods, a good amount of protein, and rest enough.