Weight Loss And Fitness Through Walking 2013
I created walkhabit.com in 2003 to share my personal advice on the benefits of walking as it pertains to losing weight and maintaining weight loss. I still walk and have been walking now for over 18 years. I also still lift weights along with my walking, I actually find I weigh less when I lift weights and walk than when I just walk. Currently I walk about 50 minutes and lift weights 15 to 20 minutes, 5 to 6 days a week.
When I first started walking my primary thought was about the walk. Walking as fast as I could for an hour was all I thought about; I just wanted to lose weight.
Today the thought of walking is secondary. When I walk I am either enjoying the view, noticing everything all around me, talking on the phone, going over spiritual principles, listening to music, or greeting other walkers and joggers . During my walks I often get answers to my personal concerns without even thinking about it.
Walking does not burn as many calories as some other cardio exercises, but because of its ease it has been something that I have been able to stick with over a long period of time. My legs have been pain free and I know that walking is an exercise that I will be able to do for the rest of my life.
An important element in any exercise program is scheduling. For me, exercising early in the day works best. During the week I walk before I go to work and during my lunch hour. This way when I get home from work, I am free to do the other things I enjoy.
Do not go into an exercise program or a weight loss regimen thinking that “when I lose the weight , life will be perfect” (because life is not perfect). Exercise for the sole purpose of wanting to be healthy.
Balance is the key that keeps me walking and exercising. The key is not depending on one thing to make me happy, but doing things that I am passionate about. When one area of my life is not as I like it, I have the other areas of my life to keep me in balance and bring me joy.
Please note that what you eat or how much you eat is extremely important. You should try to consume foods that are beneficial to your health. There is a tremendous amount of great nutritional information on the web.
I hope this information will be helpful to you.
All the best to you and yours,
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