While any exercise can burn calories, brisk walking for 45 minutes mobilizes the body to dip into fat reserves and burn stored fat.
It is especially good for burning internal belly fat, called visceral fat, that not only contributes to your waistline but also raises your risks for diabetes and heart disease.
How much should I walk a day to lose weight?
WALKING DURATION AND WEIGHT LOSS
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), individuals should aim to participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per day or 150 minutes per week.
Can I lose weight by walking 30 minutes everyday?
At a brisk walking pace, you would burn 100 to 300 calories in 30 minutes (depending on your weight) or 200 to 600 calories in an hour. By walking for 30 minutes or more at a time, some of those calories will be from stored fat. During the first 30 minutes of exercise, your body is burning sugars stored as fuel.
How can I start walking to lose weight?
Walking Workouts for Weight Loss
- Warm up at an easy pace for three to five minutes.
- Speed up to a brisk walk at the target pace for 30 minutes.
- Slow to an easy pace for three to five minutes.
- You may want to do a gentle stretching routine after your warm-up or after you finish your walk.
Can you lose weight by walking an hour a day?
Walking to Lose Weight
To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. Since the 185-pound person walking an hour at 3.5 mph burns 356 calories per day, if you’re not eating more calories than you need to stay healthy, that amount of walking can equal roughly one pound of fat loss every 10 days.