Yes, I know that walking sounds really simple. You put one foot in front of the other and away you go. We learn it as babies, and then we are off and walking… even running.
It’s a question we’ve heard many times – “Can I lose weight by walking one hour a day?”
We have been asked by many readers if walking is a good exercise for weight loss? We thought we would put together the answer, and help them understand, what walking can and can not achieve, when it comes to losing the pounds.
Are you ever driving along and notice how many people are out running? Do you ever drive past a gym and watch the number of people going in and out of there?
Most people will agree that going for a walk is simple and effective exercise.
You may have read, and certainly experts have confirmed, that if you can walk 10,000 steps in a day, then you can get rid of the pounds faster, than most other forms of weight loss.
Before we get to the nitty gritty, we must tell you that there is no single answer as to how fast a person should walk to get fit and healthy.
According to all the available research the average length of a stride is 2.5 feet.(30 inches)