Walking Helps Your Diet

One of the ways in which you can really boost the effects of a healthy, calorie controlled diet is to walk off some of the excess weight. Many dieters shun exercise because they think it will be hard work and they have their diet and that it will be enough.

Unfortunately, they are wrong on both ideals. Here we take a look at why walking is an excellent form of exercise that perfectly compliments a good weight loss diet and how you can overcome any fear of exercise by trying this simple and enjoyable way to make the excess fat disappear faster.

What is Walking?

walking improves diet effectivenessThere is walking and there is walking. When most people walk, they generally tend to amble along at a snail's pace and get to where they are going. Eventually!

They do it without a thought spared about how they can make a few changes to turn that simple action into a fat burning exercise form. And one that is just as easy to do and brings with it a whole host of benefits as many other kinds of workout.

Walking can be much more than just getting from one place to another when you decide to use it as a vehicle for improving some of the physical attributes of your body. Here are a few ways of doing it that can bring surprisingly large benefits in terms of both how you feel and how you can look.

When most people walk, they generally tend to amble along at a snail's pace and get to where they are going eventually without a thought spared about how they can make a few changes to turn that simple action into a fat burning exercise form that is just as easy to do and brings with it a whole host of benefits.

Speed Things Up

The first thing you need to do is to walk faster than a basic amble to make it effective. Now that doesn't mean walking like an athlete speed walker or like the guy who is late for his train but refuses to break out into a full blown run, choosing rather to walk a little like Groucho Marx as fast as his legs can carry him.

Instead, you need to use a little common sense and set your walking pace so that it is fast enough to cause you to increase your breathing rate, heart rate and to make you break out in a sweat. In other words, it needs to be just strenuous enough to make you feel like you are doing some real exercise without looking silly or breaking into a trot!

Increase the Time

Time is a pretty important factor too when walking. That's because your body will burn up the sugars that are present in the bloodstream before it will be forced to start taking fat and converting it to more burnable sugars and that process takes about twenty minutes to happen.

The clever thing is that it doesn't matter whether you are running at break-neck speed, or walking at an elevated pace, it still takes twenty minutes for your body to change from burning blood sugar to burning fat. Once you get past that barrier, you are into using some of your body's store of fat that it likes to hold onto so jealously.

But no matter how hard it tries to grasp those fatty molecules, it must give them up to your metabolism in order for you to keep going! It's almost poetic when you consider how you can, with a little forethought, force your body to do your bidding!

Fill Your Lungs with Fresh Air

Another side to this is it is best to go out of the house for a walk in the fresh air during the daytime. And preferably when it is sunny, assuming you live in a place where you can breathe the air as some city centers are not the best places for this.

Then you can get the double benefit of the walking exercise plus being able to breathe in lots of fresh air which is a booster for health and also a booster for your mood. That last benefit is because getting fresh air and sunlight together are known by experts to improve your mental state and can even bring people out of depression when done regularly, like every day.

How it Helps Your Diet

You may be thinking that it's a great to get out of the house and do some serious fat burning sidewalk stomping, but how does that help with your diet? The answer is pretty simple, really.

The more exercise your body gets, the more ramped up its metabolism gets. That means it becomes more efficient at burning the calories that it gets from the things you eat and drink.

Being able to burn calories faster and more efficiently means you will not only lose weight faster, but your body gets nicely tones along the way for a better look. It's a double win-win situation really.

So you see that walking to lose weight comes with additional bonuses that most people don't really think about. But by reading this article, now you know about so can do it to boost your own weight loss efforts in an enjoyable and beneficial way.

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