Weight Loss Tip: Walking Off Pounds


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Walking Off Pounds

Walking Off Pounds

Walking is an easy form of exercise that just about anyone can perform.  Both young and old can enjoy the benefits with little to no equipment or training.  Walking will keep you fit and if you walk each mile in 13-14 minutes, you will burn about 100 calories per mile or over 400 calories per hour (this assumes that you weigh about 180 pounds so if you weight more, you will burn more).  Walking one hour a day, 4 days a week will induce 23 pounds of weight loss in one year.  Small changes can make a big difference.    

When the weather is nice, walking is a great way to keep fit and relieve stress.  So get out there and enjoy a relaxing walk.  

For more on walking:  Exercise: Why Walking is Better!What Made Me Choose Walking?, and Jogging vs. Running vs. Walking

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I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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