Since time immemorial, humans have maintained their healthy body weight by doing the most natural thing-walking. It is only in the modern age where walking has become unnecessary in everyday living that we have become overweight. In the rich Western countries, people don’t think twice about jumping into their cars to drive to the corner grocery store a few hundred yards away in order to buy a bottle of milk but this would be unthinkable and considered absurd in many poorer countries. No coincidentally, almost none of the people in those poorer countries are obese.
Walking is the easiest way to burn calories and we can do it anywhere for free. We can easily put together a very effective weight-loss program with little other than a walking plan and minor diet modifications. We don’t need expensive equipment or diet programs but here are a few tips:
In preparation for making the most of your new walking program, shave a few calories off your normal diet by doing away with sodas for lunch. Instead, choose a sparkling water and snack on a handful of grapes rather than a bar of chocolate.
Warm up by walking slowly and this will send all the right messages to your body and making it receptive to the main exercise to come (and by the way, this is true for ALL exercise routines, not just walking) which it will not consider a shock to the system. After a few minutes of