Posted on April 23 2022
Can I only walk to lose the pounds?
Sure, you’ve seen people lose weight by just walking. You must have seen your friends go for a walk every evening or morning and shed those extra calories.
If walking alone will make a difference to you or not really depends on your current BMI, or a simple ratio of your height and weight.
You can easily calculate your BMI using a simple online calculator, or use the graph below:
All you’d need is your weight and your height.
Now, if you’re in your ideal range of BMI as per your age and sex (yellow or green square above), walking isn’t going to make much of a difference. You might have to include some moderate to vigorous-intensity training sessions. Since you are already in your ideal BMI, your body is going to hold onto the little bit of fat. By itself, your body won’t be able to shed any calories.
But if your BMI indicates that you fall in the obese category, making a few lifestyle and nutritional changes will do the trick. You won’t need any hardcore training, walking alone with lifestyle changes will help.
I am not saying that walking is completely useless. Of course, looking at it from a broader perspective, walking has a number of benefits.
It is great in terms of keeping your joints lubricated, making your muscles mobile, while also improving cardiovascular health.
But my problem with walking is that you might go for a walk thinking it’s going to help you lose weight but you reward yourself with an extra parantha just because you walked those extra miles.
If you make no changes in your nutritional plan, then walking will not cause weight loss.
So think about making lifestyle changes (like how the video talks about covering 7500 steps per day).
Trust this helps,