Walking For Exercise
Is walking for exercise really that useful? The fact is that many people try to use walking to lose weight and get in shape but rarely do they achieve the results they want. In this article we will cover why walking for weight loss is perhaps not your best option but if you do choose to do it, how you can make it far more effective from a weight-loss perspective.
Unfortunately, 'spot reduction', losing body fat from a specific body part, is physically impossible. The body burns fat from all over the body rather than from specific areas. Of course, certain body parts may lose body fat slower than others but that results from genetic factors rather than the type of exercise performed.
For example, women tend to lose body fat slower from their lower body at a slower rate compared to their upper body. This has to do with the number of alpha and beta receptors on their fat cell membranes and has absolutely nothing to do with the type of exercise being performed.
Therefore, the best exercise to lose weight and belly fat is not an exercise to work the abdominal muscles. In fact, it hardly works the abdominal muscles at all!
So the question remains, 'What is the best exercise to lose belly fat?' The answer is: 'Walking!' Here's why...
1. It can be done by virtually everyone
There are many forms of exercise that can burn more calories per unit of time than walking can but few forms of exercise can compare to walking when it comes to fulfilling all the above criteria. It really is the best exericse to lose belly fat fast!
Walking works by increasing the body's energy (calorie) expenditure, which makes it easier to create an energy deficit. Therefore, when it is combined with a suitable nutritional plan, the body will be encouraged to use stored body fat as a fuel. This means that belly fat can be used as a fuel source. The process of burning belly fat can be accelerated by using thermogenics, which are a group of supplements that boost the metabolic rate.
In order to ensure you get the best results from your weight loss efforts, you should take the time to walk every day. This doesn't mean leisurely walking around the house or office; it means setting aside time to walk for the sake of walking and at a pace that will get your heart rate and breathing rate up significanly.
Walking needs to become a consistent habit you incorporate into your lifestyle on a daily basis. Walking really is the best exercise to lose belly fat fast!
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