Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Does walking off weight really work?

HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL AN OVERWEIGHT PERSON LOSE IF THEY WALK FIVE MILES EVERY DAY FOR SIX MONTHS

....SOMEONE WHO IS AROUND 50 POUNDS OVERWEIGHT

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, walking burns calories and you can lose weight just from walking; obviously, the faster you walk, the more you burn. A 150 lb woman burns around 55 calories per mile of slow walking and 95 calories for a mile of fast walking; a 200 lb woman burns 70 calories in a slow mile and 125 calories in a fast mile. Let's assume you weigh 175 and will walk a moderate pace; that will be about 75 calories per mile, or 375 calories for 5 miles, and you will lose a pound (3,300 calories) every 9 days, or 20 lbs over 6 months, and 40 lbs in a year.

    What I would strongly suggest is that you gradually ratchet up the exercise by walking more quickly, and eventually running during stretches, or carrying light dumbbell weights, to increase the calorie burn. Also, you must be very careful not to increase your intake of calories, or else you'll just stay the same. If you put it all together, you can actually lose all 50 lbs in 6 months. You CAN do it !!!

    Below are links to more info on walking for weight loss, and a guide to starting a fitness routine.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think it's possible, not sure about 50 pounds since your body will gain some muscle from that. Remember to stay hydrated as you exercise and to also eat healthy. Cause even with that much exercise, if you don't eat the right food you won't see the best results you could get. But no starving either.

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  • 3 years ago

    you dont have to make a three digit number your weight loss goal aim for a certain dress size or waist measurement

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  • Sheryl
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    4 years ago

    the rub on ground turkey is that its dry add some olive oil and finely blended onions to a turkey burger or turkey meatball to enhance its juiciness

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  • Darla
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    4 years ago

    Exercise in the morning to speed up weight loss

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  • Kirby
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    4 years ago

    paint your own toe nails instead of sitting for a pedicure

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  • Glayds
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    4 years ago

    eat watermelon

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  • 4 years ago

    stay busy you dont want to eat just because you re bored

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  • 4 years ago

    Walk in the morning and eat breakfast within an hour of waking

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You should loose it all, my mother did it that way. If you can speed walk, you will get even better results. Good work! Good health to you!

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