Top 5 reasons to walk to lose weight

Top 5 reasons to walk to lose weight

Walking is easy, convenient, and inexpensive.

1.  Just one minute makes a difference!

In my e-book 1-Minute Weight Loss, I show you how you can burn an extra 272-716 calories per week by adding one minute of walking to things you already do.

2.  Lose 66 lbs and keep it of!

Walking is the most common type of exercise among men and women who have lost an average of 66 lbs and kept it off for 5.5 years! These are members of the National Control Registry.

3.  It’s convenient!

You can walk anytime, anywhere, and with anyone! You can walk:

  • In the morning, afternoon, or evening.
  • Inside or outside in just about any location: your home, office, parks, stores, and neighborhood.
  • By yourself, with your pet, or with someone else.

You can even walk in place while watching TV or talking on the phone.

4.  It’s inexpensive

You don’t have to pay for an expensive gym membership to walk and lose weight. The only equipment you need is a good walking shoe that fits well.

5.  There is a low risk for injury

Walking doesn’t place as much stress on your joints as running or other high-impact exercises; therefore it’s less likely to result in injury.

There are also numerous health benefits of walking. Walking can help you:

  • Improve your cholesterol.
  • Lower your blood pressure.
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Prevent or control diabetes.

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