How to determine walking pace to lose weight

Ever wondered how fast you need to walk to ensure that you burn all that flab? Here’s how you could do that. However, bear in mind that there is no clear definition of walking speed as it leans on how much your body is able to push at various stag

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Step 1: Start with a brisk walk

A brisk walk is a bit faster than your normal walking speed. It’s an effective mechanism to warm up signalling the body to prepare for a near-gruelling workout. Do this for five to ten minutes. This will help you get in the zone as well.

Step 2: Speed up gradually

The almost-casual brisk walk should be upped gradually after the opening 5-10 minutes. A good way of knowing whether the pace is acceptable or not is that your breathing is a bit heavier but not uncomfortable. Let’s say, you can articulate an argument. Do this for a good half an hour.

Step 3: Watch out for pain

As the body starts hunting out fat reserves and burns them along with a few calories, be wary of any aches and stings that may hamper your walk. Avoiding injury is key or it will put you off the schedule for weeks.

Step 4: Push yourself

Once you are in sync with the first three steps, you can consider taking that final step. Go faster! It could take a couple of weeks at least before you get there. But this will help you accelerate your fitness level. Keep a set walking distance, record your time and try beating it by a couple of seconds every couple of days. As your time decreases you’ll notice that the intensity of you walks has increased, and over time you’ll notice that the much-detested flab has disappeared.

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