Too many people do not exercise because they believe that working out must equal long hours spent at the gym putting yourself through excruciating pain. However the benefits of just stepping outside your front door and leaving your home for a few minutes are staggering! Here are just a few reasons to walk more!
#1 – Greater Benefit for Obese
For those struggling with obesity these effects are even more amplified! At a power-walking speed of 4.5 miles per hour a 185 lb person would burn about 65 more calories per hour than a 155 lb person!
#2 – It’s Easy!
While walking may be troublesome for a select few, when compared to other forms of exercise such as running power walking is low-impact and minimally stressful on the body. Just start with a five minute walk and add two minutes every week!
#3 – More YOU time!
The time you spend walking is an opportunity for you to put on your headphones and jam out to your favorite tracks or listen to an audiobook.
#4 – The American Lifestyle
Americans take fewer steps than adults in Australia Switzerland and Japan which all have less issues with obesity and heart disease. Our lifestyle choices in America are not good for our bodies!
#5 – 50% Reduction of Select Diseases
High energy walking for 2-4 hours a week reduced the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome by 50 percent!
The 2008 CDC Physical Activity Guidelines recommends 30 minutes per day of moderate activity or 15 minutes per day of vigorous exercise. The BeLiteWeight team would like to challenge you to meet their standards!