Date: February 27, 2017
Test your knowledge about walking and burning fat.
You either (a) walk; (b) jog; or (c) run one mile. Which option burns the most calories?
Answer: None. They all burn about the same number of calories.
You choose to (a) take your time walking one mile or (b) you ‘speed walk’ one mile. Which option burns the most calories?
Answer: Neither. You will burn the same number of calories whether you take your time or speed walk.
You walk one mile but you either (a) speed walk or (b) walk at a moderate pace. Which one burns more belly fat?
Answer: (a) speed walking.
Sorry, I know these seem to be trick questions, but there is a difference in burning calories and burning fat. Studies have shown that women who walked the same distance 5 times a week all burned the same number of calories. But the women who chose to ‘speed walk’ at least 3 of the 5 days dropped significantly more inches than the women who walked at a moderate pace on all 5 days. We’re talking an awesome amount of inch loss! Those speed walkers lost more than 2 inches from their waistlines, shed about 3 times more fat from their thighs (than the moderate paced walkers) and lost weight, as much as 8 pounds – all without dieting.
Make the science work for you. Walk 5 days each week. Plan shorter, faster walks at least 3 times a week. You can take it easier with a moderately paced walk the other 2 days. In just a short while you could lose a dress size or two.
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