Make sure you are wearing the right gear for walking into fitness.
WALKING INTO FITNESS
"Hey! Get Yourself geared and ready for a good walk..I'm ready for a good workout."
To lose weight and to keep it off, you need to get moving.
Walking at a moderate pace for 30-60 minutes burns stored fat
and can build muscle to speed up your metabolism. Walking
an hour a day is also associated with cutting your risk of heart
disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes and stroke.
Time to work 1-hour walks into your busy lifestyle.
When it comes to pace, remember, increases in calories used are exponential, not linear. For
example, going from a 20-minute mile to a 15-minute mile, you'll use 30 percent more
calories per minute. Increase your pace from a 15-minute mile to a 12-minute mile, and
you'll use 50 percent more per minute. Take it from a 15-minute pace to a speed-demon
10-minute pace, and you'll double calories used per minute.
Of course, as you go faster, it takes less time to cover the mile, so you have to stay out there
the same amount of time, increasing the distance as you get faster.