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What They Don't Tell You About Walking For Weight Loss

fitness after 40 movement walking Feb 25, 2024

Unveiling the Power of Walking 

Let's dive into the world of walking, shall we?

First off, let's talk about how to maximize your efforts when it comes to walking for weight loss. Trust me, I've been there – doing all the things and not seeing results. It can be frustrating, especially as we get older and our bodies change. But fear not, because walking can be a game changer.

So, what are the big five benefits of walking for weight loss? Well, for starters, walking at a brisk pace can give your metabolism a kick, helping you in the fat loss department. Plus, as we age, we tend to lose muscle mass, but walking, especially as a zone two cardio activity, can help maintain that muscle.

And let's not forget about stress reduction – something I definitely need help with during perimenopause. Walking promotes the release of those feel-good hormones, making the body feel safe and aiding in fat reduction. 

Then there's improved sleep – another struggle during hormonal changes. But regular walking can help with that too, indirectly supporting weight management. And here's the icing on the cake: walking can target abdominal fat, especially for us ladies in the over 35 club. It's like a magic pill that's actually legit!

But wait, there's more! Consistency is key, my friends. Walking isn't just about the physical activity; it's also about incorporating mindfulness into your routine. Yep, that's right, walking in silence. It's all about paying attention to your posture, breathing, and the sensations in your body. It's like a mini meditation session, and trust me, it can make the activity more enjoyable and help with consistency.

As I'm sure you know, weight loss isn't just about exercise – it's equally about what you put into your body. Walking can complement a healthy diet, but at the end of the day, if you're consuming more calories than you burn, weight loss might be a bit of a challenge. But hey, it's not about dieting; it's about making more conscious choices. Think whole foods – if it runs around, in the ground, or comes from a tree, it's all good.

So, there you have it, my friends. Walking for weight loss isn't just about putting one foot in front of the other. It's about maximizing those steps, being mindful, and making conscious choices.  Oh, and don't forget to check out the walk it off program – it's a game changer!



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