Walking is a motivating form of physical activity that keeps you in shape and maintains good health. Walking can also help increase fat burning.
Walking can increase your fat burning
Having too much belly fat increases the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Although it is not possible to target belly fat, aerobic exercise is one of the most effective ways to increase fat burning, and walking with moderate intensity can contribute to this.
In a small study, obese women who walked 50-70 minutes 3 times a week for 12 weeks reduced their waist and fat percentage. The participants reduced both fat directly under the skin and visceral fat by walking.
Another study found people on a calorie-controlled diet that walked 1 hour five times a week for 12 weeks reduced waist size compared to the control group.
Walking can help you keep weight off
Many people who lose weight gain weight in a short time. Exercising regularly for walking have an essential role in maintaining the desired weight after weight loss.
Regular exercise also increases muscle mass, which in turn will contribute to an even higher metabolism, so you also burn more calories when you rest.
Walking with moderate intensity also helps your mood, which can help keep your motivation up and keep you active in the long run.
If you have lost a lot of weight, you may need to exercise more than 200 minutes each week to maintain the desired weight. Studies have shown that those who manage to maintain weight loss are the ones who exercise the most. Gradually increasing how much you walk each week can help you increase the amount of exercise and increase the chances that you will maintain weight.