It is very important to stay fit and in shape. While all body types are great, everyone should try to maintain their health at its best. Walking is one of the simplest and most effective exercises that one can try to achieve fitness goals. But there is a lot of confusion around walking for fitness. Not many of us know how to walk, how much to walk and how to boost the effectiveness of the walk to achieve greater goals. In this post, we have made this guide around walking with the aim to solve all your confusion.
So, let’s get started:
How to make your walks effective?
Whenever you choose to walk- morning or evening, you must make all your efforts to make it most effective. When you walk, you boost your metabolism by increasing the degree of speed, endurance and inclination. When you walk vigorously, you burn calories which include protein, carbs and fats. The burnt calories support the body by offering the right energy. The more you walk, the higher is the demand for energy in the body and the better are the results.
Should you walk on a regular basis?
Yes, it is important that you walk on a regular basis to get the best results, however, this does not mean that you should burn yourself out and walk all seven days a week. However, you must walk at least 4-5 days a week for the desired results.
How walking boosts metabolisms?
When you maintain a walking routine and walk several times a week, you work on increasing your basal metabolic rate. This means that when you walk, your metabolism rate becomes faster than what it is when you are resting. As per a study, women who walked for nine hours per week had a lower body-fat percentage and an increased basal metabolic rate.
How long should you walk to boost metabolism?
The length and duration of a walk should be unique for each individual. How long should you walk depends on the body requirements? You must try and brisk walk for at least 30 minutes at a time. How much distance you cover depends on your pace, usually, a person can cover 2.5 to 3.3 kilometers if he/she walks briskly.
This duration and distance are enough to allow the body to start burning the calories and fat cells and pump up the metabolic rate.