30 Tips When Walking for Weight Loss
If you’re walking to lose weight than you should definitely have a look at this great article that was recently published in the Yahoo Health section:
Walking on two legs. We hominids have been doing it for the past few million years. Consequently, it’s one of the things our species is best known for. For most of human history, walking and running were the only means of getting from A to B. These days, that’s no longer the case for most of us. That’s too bad because walking—particularly at a brisk pace—is an innate way in which we can burn calories and torch belly fat. It requires little in the way of equipment, it can be done more or less anywhere and it’s less likely to stress the joints in the way that running can. And sure, we’d all like to look like Mark Langowski and be on the cover of Eat This, Not That! For Abs with a shredded six-pack, but just getting off our butts and using our two feet is a solid start.
But just because walking upright is an easy, natural way for humans to expend energy from the food we eat, it doesn’t mean that we can’t learn to do it better—and increase the belly burn. By following the tips below, you could do just that. And for more zero belly ideas, check out these 14 Ways to Lose Your Belly in 14 Days!
1. Choose the right shoes
The only “equipment” necessary for walking (unless it’s on the beach) are shoes and chances are you have a pair suitable for the job already. “Walking shoes” have flexible soles and stiff heel counters to prevent side-to-side motion. Normal flat surfaces only require low-heeled shoes that are comfortable, cushioned and lightweight.
2. Devise a great walking playlist
Before you even think about lacing up your sneakers, think of the songs you want to hear as you make strides towards a fitter you. Having a great soundtrack to your walk will motivate you to push harder and go farther and the best part is that you probably won’t even notice the extra effort that you end up putting in. Look for songs that are between 75 to 130 BPM—these tempos will help you synchronize your strut to the beat. You’ll be so in the groove that you’ll be ready to try out these 55 Best-Ever Ways to Boost Your Metabolism!