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How Much Should You Walk Each Day to Lose Weight?


Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise known today. Depending on how often you walk, you can manage to easily lose one pound per week or more. Think about it, in less than five months you can be 20 pounds lighter without spending hours at the gym and without going on a diet.

The landscape of park trails has changed a lot in the last few years. If before the primary visitors were couples cuddling on park benches, now the protagonists are runners. This is because of a heightened consciousness that having a sedentary lifestyle is incompatible with having good health and good physical form.

Nevertheless, many people opt to walk each day in order to lose weight. Doctors warn about the supposed danger of running for the musculature and the bones.

But what is the right amount of walking each day to help you achieve your weight loss goals?

When dealing with tamer exercises, these do not suffer as much, but conserve the principal benefits of the activity.


To begin, circulation is stimulated, and it prevents the retention of liquids, like swelling of the knees and feet. Additionally, if we do it the right way, it is very effective for losing weight.

So then, the issue now is knowing what we are referring to when we talk about that “right way.”

There are many disagreements concerning the following questions: What is the best speed? What distance do I need to cover? And which surfaces are preferable for walking?

If these questions are running through your head, follow along with us and we’ll clear up all your doubts.