Walking For Weight Loss And A Healthier You

Everyone knows that walking is good for you, but did you know that it can help you reach your weight loss goals too? Walking regularly works for your body in many ways, and it's also so easy that you really have no excuse not to be doing it more often. Use walking for weight loss to reach your coveted goals and to get healthier too.

Make Sure It's Fun

Wear a personal music player when you start walking for weight loss, because the more fun it is, the more likely you will be to stick to it! Keep all your favorites on the player and walk to the beat. If you prefer, enjoy an admired motivational speaker or life coach in your ears as you walk your way to greater health and fitness and reach your weight loss goals.

Have All The Right Equipment

When you want to use walking for weight loss, you've got to invest in a really good pair of shoes or sneakers. Take the time to find a proper pair that fit you well and will provide all the support you need. Ask the retail clerk for advice if you're new to walking, and save your receipt, just in case the pair you select isn't adequate. Also, make sure you wear bright colored clothing after dark, like a white or orange windbreaker. That way cars will be able to see you long before they get too close.

Bring Along A Friend

Most things are more enjoyable in life when we have someone to share them with, and walking is no different. Try and convince somebody you care about to join you on your walks. Make it a regular part of your daily schedules, and both of you can look forward to being healthier, burning off calories and engaging in interesting conversations. Change the route you take for variety and challenge, such as increasing the number of uphill climbs you have to endure!

Use Walking For Weight Loss To Save Gas And Be Greener

If you choose to walk to the corner store for a half gallon of milk or a mile or so to the town center to pick up your dry-cleaning, you will be saving gas while working off weight! That cuts down on spending and the amount of pollution you are responsible for. Many people are opting to walk whenever possible, and they feel a lot better about it! Try it for yourself; while it may seem like a far distance for the first couple of times, once you get used to it, you probably won't have it any other way.

Add Weights For More Benefits

After you've gotten accustom to daily walks and running errands with your own two feet, add ankle and wrist weights to the routine. They are an easy way to boost the benefits of walking without a lot of effort or abuse to your joints. Weights will burn a greater amount of calories and tone your muscles at the same time. Use just a couple of pounds initially, then gradually build up if you are able. Try arm lifts as you walk or increasing your pace for even more bang for your walking buck! Don't forget an odometer either, as it will help you measure progress and chart your goals.

Using walking for weight loss can help you to reach your goals faster. It also accomplishes much more when you work it to your advantage. Enjoy more walks in your life regularly, and reap the many benefits!

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Weight Loss: Things to Avoid

Losing weight can be a great way to re-gain your health, rid yourself of dangerous health conditions and keep you feeling, and looking, your very best. There are many ways people use in order to lose weight, from fad diets, pills and diet support groups. One thing most dieters have in common is the desire to rid themselves of extra weight as quickly as possible. While this may seem like an enticing idea, there are good reasons, some dangerous, that may influence your decision to use quick-fix weight loss plans. Below, you will learn some things to avoid when trying to lose weight.

Leaving Out Entire Food Groups

Many people find that they can lose weight quickly by eliminating one or more food groups. Whether it is carbohydrates, fat, fruit or a combination of food groups, this is not a good idea. All of the food groups are necessary for good nutrition, and to keep the body healthy, and running properly. Instead of eliminating carbs, for example, try choosing carbs that can improve your health, such as whole-grain breads, legumes and some fruits. Good fats to include are olive oil and avocados. Eaten in moderation, these foods can enhance weight loss while increasing your overall health.

Diet Pills and Supplements

Diet supplements and weight loss pills are red-flags for possible complications. They are full of chemicals and additives that can damage the heart and other organs. People have been known to suffer heart attacks and strokes related to these drugs. No weight loss is worth these risks.


Some dieters resort to the use of laxatives in order to drop excess pounds. This a harmful, and possibly dangerous practice. Using laxatives depletes the body of vital substances, such as fluid and potassium. The possibilities of dehydration and other complications makes laxative use a dangerous way to lose weight. Also, weight loss through laxative use is temporary, and when use is discontinued, the weight will return as normal bodily functions improve.

One-Dimensional Diets

Over the years, people desperate to lose weight have been sucked into one-dimensional diets by stories of rapid weight loss. The Grapefruit Diet, The Rice Diet and the Soup Diet are all fad diets that offer quick weight loss by eliminating all but one or two foods. Not only are these diets usually abandoned due to boredom, they deplete the body of necessary nutrients and natural chemicals that the body needs. And, again, lost weight almost always creeps back on when normal eating habits resume.

Weight Loss Surgery

Recent strides in the safety of surgery, such as the Lap Band, gastric bypass and the gastric sleeve have improved the safety of weight loss surgery. However, the risks may outweigh the benefits. Infection, the lack of absorption of vital nutrients and even the risk of death make the decision for weight loss surgery one to be carefully contemplated.

It is unfortunate that people become so desperate to lose weight that they will resort to these risky measures. To lose weight in a healthy, permanent way, one must simply avoid poor food choices, and substitute them for healthy, nutritious foods. This, along with a good exercise routine can keep you healthy, feeling and looking great and able to enjoy life to its fullest!

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