Weltman who is a PhD, director of exercise physiology at the University of Virginia found in a study that women loses up to six times more abdominal fat by doing three short (about 30-minute) high-intensity walks plus two moderately paced recovery walks a week compared to women who simply walk five days a week.
Weltman said: “Fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy eating, is hugely effective for weight loss,”
“There is a strong relationship between the intensity of exercise and fat-burning hormones,”
“So if you’re exercising at a pace considered to be hard, you’re likely to release more of these hormones.”
According to Weltman power walking is easier on the joints than running. He says, “During walking one of your feet is always in contact with the ground,”
“but during running, there’s a float stage where your whole body is lifted in the air. Then you come back down and subject your body to the impact.”
Walking is always the best way to stay fit and you should follow a healthy diet too to stay in shape.
Use these tips and guidelines from exercise physiologist Tom Holland, author of Beat the Gym to make sure your speed is on point.
Do window shopping with an intensity of 4 on a scale of 10 as it burns about 238 calories an hour.
Brisk walking is a moderate-intensity exercise and it reduces health risk too. If you want to burn belly fat then this exercise is best for you.
While walking you should gaze at your feet as it will help you to keep your neck in line with your spine. Your back really moves forwards through your walking and don’t forget to keep your glutes tight.
There are so many ways to burn fat and here are few of them:
You can burn 430 calories in just an hour by going for a light but brisk hike.
Bent your elbows at 90 degrees and hands in loose fists. Start moving your arms in an arc, and keep elbows tight. ‘’This helps drive you forward,’’ says Weltman.
Weltman says: “work on increasing your stride length,”
“You’ll cover more ground.”