Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Walk Your Way to Weight Loss


"The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best." Thomas Jefferson

The problem of obesity is growing (pardon the pun) in America and it doesn't appear that dieting alone is helping people with their weight loss goals.

Millions of Americans are trying to achieve weight loss, spending approximately $30 billion a year on diet, weight loss programs and weight loss products; and often they do lose some weight - for a short period of time. If you check with these same people five years later, you will find that nearly all have regained whatever weight they lost making their weight loss temporary at best.

A national panel recently sought data to determine if any commercial weight loss diet or weight loss program could provide long-term weight loss success. Not a single program could do so.

Although your weight may initially drop while dieting the weight loss consists mostly of water and muscle. And when the weight returns, it comes back as fat.

That's not to say that reducing your caloric intake won't aid weight loss. It simply means dieting alone won't lead to the kind of sustained weight loss you would like to achieve.

It was found that people who diet without exercising often get fatter with time. So exercise is crucial to getting healthy, sustained weight loss results.

A recent national study noted that there was a significant relationship between lack of physical activity and fat. If you want to reduce your body fat, focus on increasing the amount of activity you do rather than decreasing your food intake.

The kind of weight loss you want is possible, you don't have to spend a lot of money to achieve it and you don't need to diet. You don't need to join a gym, nor do you need special clothing, equipment or facilities to achieve this weight loss.

The kind of weight loss I'm talking about can be achieved at work while you're working or at home wile you're doing your daily chores around the house. You can achieve the kind of weight loss you want working alone or with others although it is more fun when you work with others. And, your motivation will be better as well.

Another great exercise is to do push-ups - from the dinner table that is. In general increase your overall activity level through the day. Your activities don't even need be strenuous.

Just increasing you overall general activity level (such as climbing the stairs, minute-to-minute movement in the office or at home, shovelling the driveway, mowing the lawn, even showing just a little excitement and enthusiasm) are things that more effectively burns calories and reduces body fat than a half-hour aerobic workout.

Walking is another great exercise for strengthening bones, weight loss, toning the leg muscles, maintaining good posture and improving positive self-concept.

In order to lose weight, it's more important to walk for time than speed. Walking at a moderate pace yields longer workouts with less soreness - leading to more miles and more fat worked off on a regular basis. High intensity walks on alternate days help condition one's system. But in a walking, weight-loss program, you are not required to walk an hour every day as some people would have you believe.

To avoid getting fatter over time, increase your metabolism by exercising regularly. However, common sense tells us that exercising without maintaining a balanced diet is no more beneficial than dieting while remaining inactive. When it comes to good health and weight loss, exercise and diet are inter-related.

Robert Tracz is a researcher, author and speaker. More free weight loss insights can be found at http://www.weightlosstheeasyway.com and http://www.weightlosshealthprograms.com

Bob Tracz is an author, researcher and speaker. You can reach him with questions at info@weightlosshealthprograms.com and info@weightlosstheeasyway.com, websites dedicated to bringing you the best weight loss articles and sites available on the internet.


MORE RESOURCES:

ANINEWS

breakthrough may lead to weight loss 'holy grail'
Fox News
For the first time, researchers have identified brown fat in a living human – a find that could lead to development of future weight loss treatments. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from Warwick Medical School, University ...
Brown fat breakthrough may be 'holy grail' of weight lossANINEWS
Finding Brown Fat In MRIs Is A Big Step For Obesity ResearchHuffington Post
Scientists find new way to observe good brown fatJagran Post

all 24 news articles »


Local chef to run miniMarathon to celebrate 100 pound weight loss
WLKY Louisville
BRISTOL RESTAURANT'S EXECUTIVE CHEF - CHRIS ROSS - IS USING THE RUN AS PART OF HIS WEIGHT LOSS GOAL. W-L-K-Y'S CHRISTINA MORA HAS HIS STORY. THESE DAYS -- CHRIS ROSS HITS THE PAVEMENT -- THREE TO FOUR TIMES ...



UPI.com

Rosie O'Donnell Weight Loss Photos: See the Before & After!
The Hollywood Gossip
The actress, who currently stars on ABC Family's The Fosters, revealed in February that she had lost 40 pounds at the time through weight loss surgery. Rosie, who is married to Michelle Rounds, spoke at an American Heart Association event and explained ...
Rosie O'Donnell shows nearly 50-pound weight loss in Twitter photoUPI.com
Rosie O'Donnell shows off 50-pound weight lossSheKnows.com
Wow! Rosie O'Donnell Shows Off Nearly 50-Pound Weight Loss—Check It Out!E! Online
Daily Mail
all 81 news articles »


Examiner.com

Dr. Ian Smith's 'Super Shred' diet promotes 20-pound weight loss in four weeks
Examiner.com
In an exclusive interview Thursday, Dr. Smith explained why calorie disruption delivers rapid weight loss, and how his new book, Super Shred: The Big Results Diet, can help you lose 20 pounds in four weeks. "When your body gets the same amount of ...



Examiner.com

Kim Kardashian wears corset to spur weight loss: Her low-carb ketogenic diet
Examiner.com
The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba has credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss. "Wearing a corset at night is extremely uncomfortable, but it has a proven track record ...
Kim and Beyonce not friends; Kanye moved to a hotelEmirates 24/7

all 143 news articles »


Remarkable Dajuan Coleman photos show significant weight loss for Syracuse ...
The Post-Standard
The Orange 'big' man, sidelined for most of last season with a leg injury that ultimately required surgery, has dropped close to 25 pounds. SU assistant coach Mike Hopkins said Coleman weighed about 282 during fall weigh-ins last year; he's now down to ...



Health Aware: Permanent lifestyle changes key to weight loss
Naperville Sun
Nassib had tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through the years. Now she was ready to commit to a serious regimen. Nassib, who works in the scheduling department at Edward Hospital, decided to try the Edward Medical Weight Loss Clinic. She started the ...



Is your lifestyle getting in the way of weight loss, fitness goals?
Tampabay.com
You hear a lot of advice about lifestyle change for weight management these days, but what does it mean? Everyone has a lifestyle of their own. It's made up of patterns. Just think about the kinds of patterns you have in your life and how they affect ...



Put the fun in weight loss
Business Management Daily
In January, spread awareness for healthy weight loss while injecting fun into the proceedings. The Healthy Weight Network celebrates its 17th annual Healthy Weight Week from January 17–23. This includes “Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day” on ...



The Weight-Loss Tip to Fight Feelings of Deprivation
FitSugar.com
Feeling deprived and dissatisfied when it comes to healthy eating leaves you with a pang of constant hunger, both physically and emotionally. Forget the old notion that you're making a sacrifice every time you reach for a clean meal or snack, and say ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.