Walking To Lose Weight? Avoid These Mistakes
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- Intensity level - While walking at a leisurely pace is better than not exercising at all, walking at a brisk pace is the best for burning calories and weight loss. If you find it hard to up the pace, try shorter intervals of 1–2 minutes, with a minute of recovery in between.
- Taking the same route - If you stick to the same route, over time it won’t be as challenging. To boost weight-loss (and keep things from becoming routine and boring) change your a couple days a week. This could be a hilly trail, or even a new park. It will help you stay mentally refreshed, and engage different muscle groups to burn more calories.
- Proper form - Poor walking technique slows you down, can make you tire more quickly, and possibly result in injury...so improving your form is essential to weight loss. Pay attention to the following: Stride length, Arm swing, and Standing tall.
- Nutrition - You'll want to fuel your walks with smart snacks, and pay attention to your overall diet to make sure you’re in a calorie deficit for weight loss. Editor: I personally use the MyFitnessPal app to track food intake and keep motivated to reach my goals.
- Procrastinating - Set a schedule and try your best to stick to it. Whether it’s waking up early, exercising during your lunch or a post-dinner walk, you’ll be more likely to make ywalking a consistent part of your routine if you set aside a dedicated time to make it happen.
More things you may be doing wrong can be found here.