If you're not losing weight walking then you're not walking enough days and fast enough.
Research shows that walking done at a brisk pace, 12-14 minute miles, is only 10% less effective than jogging and running. !0% percent less effective, what does this mean? It means, that I typically burn 705 calories walking 4.36 miles in 59.56 minutes which is 13'44" minute miles, if you can't lose weight doing this then there are other issues. Please see your doctor and email me, I'll help you without all the 'gym rat' judgement you get from most fitness people or trainers.
Here's the math,...
JoAnne lost 55 lbs.
"I'm So Confident Now!" By Rachel Aydt for Prevention.com
After her marriage fell apart, Joanne G. dusted off a pile of old workout videos--and lost 55 pounds.
Weight now: 129 pounds
Weight then: 184
Pounds lost: 55
How'd she do it, her story is truly incredible but don't forget that each of us has our own way. It only matters that you do it and get started because exercise is a daily part of a fit life. Find the exercise you like and then stick with it. Don't forget to mix it now and again, to keep you interested....
At 327 pounds, 46-year-old George met the woman of his dreams and was ready to change his life. One year later, Batch is more than 100 pounds thinner. He dumped the plump by walking on the treadmill.
How amazing! George changed his life one step at a time by walking. "Walking to fitness: Weight-loss success story," by Armetta Landrum at the Myrtle Beach Sun News writes, this inspirational story about George and his quest to changes his life.
"I couldn't walk outside," he said. "There were too many distractions. I'd start and then stop talk to people along the way. I wasn't getting anything...
I don't think there is anything I can say which will add anything to this wonderful story from "Weight Loss Success Stories." Thanks to Isadora for relaying these stories to the rest of the walking and exercise world.
Walking Clubs for Fitness Motivation
I know a woman, a friend of a friend, who has a gorgeous figure. She's slim and has a very healthy glow about her. She's no young pup in her twenties. She was born the same year as me.
And the secret to her fit body and vibrant looks is a regular walking regiment. She started this a few years ago, when her two kids were still in elementary...
Serena's story seems all to familiar in todays world, she struggled with weight issues most of her life. Soon after getting married she realized that the extra weight was changing her life and not for the better. Serena developed a sensible strategy to tackle losing the life long weight. Rather than tackling everything at once, Serena vowed to take baby steps and those first few steps were made, walking the weight off.
When I started, I simply walked briskly on the treadmill for 45 minutes four days a week. Gradually I increased my speed and incorporated the elliptical into my routine for variety....
Her name is Lacy and she walked off 40 pounds.
Lacy's story, "I walked my way slim" appears in April 2009 issue of Shape magazine by Kristen Maxwell, is amazing and inspirational.
Her story isn't unique, she was a chubby teen, had asthma and on her high school graduation she weighed 180 pounds. But this is where the story gets good, off she went to college and amazingly she didn't gain the freshman 15, she lost weight. How'd she do it?
All that walking on campus, going from class to class, that's how! To see the full story, walk over to your local bookstore, grab a skinny latte and the April...
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There are cases that warrant a pill but of most of us should forget about a magic little pill and put on the walking shoes and keep them on for life. Nothing makes you feel better and builds long term weight control and self esteem, like exercise.
It's all about exercise, folks. When you focus on weight loss, you're doomed to a life of weight loss failures. The other day, I heard a frightening stat, if you diet constantly and change diets constantly, you will actually gain more weight with each progressive change. Nobody wants this outcome and the answer...
Fear is a mental hurdle. In order to go forward in any pursuit, we are all required to jump many hurdles on the journey. Don't fear the 'possible' end result, fear not STARTING! Give your imagination a rest. Let go and begin.
Laura Moncur's post at Starling Fitness touched me, because I think what's holding most people back in life, is the fear of a 'possible' or imagined outcome. The thinking goes something like this, I might still be fat next year or how will my friends feel about me when I'm fit? Who really knows? Start, then figure it out, never fear the "possible unknown" future outcome....
Why not unfold your inner origami by taking one step forward?
Humans are complicated, constantly evolving, folding and unfolding ourselves. The trick in the folding and unfolding, is revealing and reaching out, for a beginning. Why not reach out and start your exercise self-exploration with a program designed specifically to, "Walk Off the Weight," by Elena Rover writing for Fitness magazine. Elena gives us three easy tips to turn up the heat on your walking and toning program. And maybe in the process some inner voice or passion will be revealed through the process of starting.
Turn up the fat-melting,...
Yes, walking is a rocky mountain high and the University of Colorado at Boulder has a 'secret' in their study about walking and weight loss.
The University of Colorado provides an interesting perspective in this article, "Walk Slowly For Weight Loss."
"Leisurely walking for distance combined with low-impact cardiovascular activity appears to be the best formula for obese people seeking to get into shape and stay healthy, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study.
Ray Browning, a doctoral student in CU-Boulder's integrative physiology department and lead author on the new study,...