If that’s the case then everybody should’ve lost weight already since we walk every day. That’s what you’re thinking right? Well, while that’s not entirely false, it’s not completely true either. Walking in fast pace regularly and combined with a healthy diet, of course, can actually help which will be elaborated here. If you’re a chiropractic patient, getting adjusted is a great way to keep your body and your nervous system healthy, but adding these additional healthy practices will only make your chiropractic care results even more successful. Even if it’s just 30 minutes of walking every day, as long as you stay active, you can still benefit from it.
A simple exercise like walking is much more favored when you’re dealing with a musculoskeletal issue while trying to lose weight. That’s because it’s moderate enough not to make your condition get worse but still an effective way to drop pounds.
✔ Combined With Proper Diet, Fast Paced Walking Helps You Lose Weight
It might seem like walking is such a low-intensity activity that it can’t possibly make a difference when it comes to weight loss. However, when you increase your pace while walking it is said that it can drop up to six times more abdominal fat. So if you are going to walk to shed pounds, make it count by doing 30-minutes high-intensity walks and two moderately paced recovery walks a week.
✔ Power Walking Is More Joint-Friendly
Since we know that walking is a low-intensity activity, your joints are less likely to complain afterward. So if you’ve always hated how your knees hurt after a run or jog, power walking is a great alternative as it can still burn 300 calories per hour, if for example, you weight 55kg. Plus, not to mention that even elderly people who would like to stay active will not have any problem with power walking.
✔ Walking Has More Benefits Than You Think
Maybe you like walking since you noticed how you’re not as out of breath as you usually are in your daily routine, which means it is building your stamina. But that’s not all it can do for you. Provided that you engage in power walking on a regular basis, it also helps lower blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and lowers your chances of getting breast cancer.
✔ It’s A Fuss-Free Activity
Aside from that fact that you won’t need any equipment in order to walk, you can also do it anywhere which means no need to spend on an expensive gym membership. You even hardly have to go out of you regular routine in order to walk, you simply have to switch things up. Instead of taking the elevator or escalator, just take the stairs. If your workplace is just a couple of blocks away from your house, you can just walk instead of taking a cab.
Tips To Maximize The Effect Of Walking
☑ Choose Shoes For Function Not Fashion
When you’re buying shoes make sure you prioritize fit, comfort, and function. Try both of the shoes on and if it’s possible, wear them for at least 10 minutes. This will help you see if it’s the right shoes for you. Even better if you shop at noon because that’s the time when our feet are at their biggest. The color and style are only superficial, it won’t have any effect on your walking.
☑ Walking Surfaces
If there’s a place that you can walk where the surface is rubberized, it would be best to do your daily walking there. Cushioned tracks help absorb most of the impact of walking or light jogging. Try to avoid concrete because if possible, but if that’s all that’s available for you just make sure your shoes are highly cushioned. Though grass would be better compared to concrete, you have to watch out for hidden dips or holes.
☑ Seeing The Chiropractor
Whether you have an injury or not, seeing a chiropractor will help your prevent injury, correct postural deviations that may make your walking less effective like turned in or turned out feet. Aside from that, a chiropractor can also detect other possible reason why you’re gaining weight even if you’re being active as well as recommend suitable treatment and exercises that fit your condition better.