This easy motion may not seem like the most effective kind of exercise, yet it has been shown to improve health in many ways.
The average person may burn hundreds of calories and lower their illness risk by walking only 10,000 steps each day.
Increasing your calorie burn when walking is a simple matter of making a few adjustments to your normal routine.
Walking "definitely can" aid in weight reduction, says Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer of the American Council on Exercise.
Walking is often suggested as a form of exercise because of how easy it is to fit into one's busy schedule.
Bryant suggests walking for at least 45 minutes on most days of the week if weight loss is your goal.
Maybe you go for a 30-minute walk first thing in the morning, and then another 15 or 30-minute stroll after supper or during your lunch break.
The goal should be to walk for at least 45 minutes to an hour every day, since this has been shown to be associated with improved weight management.
It all comes down to how many steps you take, how fast you walk, and how many days a week you commit to walking, he adds.
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