Sunday, February 19, 2012

Walking For Weight Loss: Is It Really This Easy? by George Hutton

There seems to be an epidemic afoot in today's adult population. There is a condition that affects over sixty percent of adults in the United States alone. This condition is obesity. More and more people are overweight today than ever, and it seems that we are simply getting fatter and fatter. However, unlike cancer or getting hit by a meteorite, there is actually something you can do to fight this horrible condition.

Despite the billions of resources you can literally find at your fingertips on the subject, there really is only two things you need to do to lose weight. Exercise more, and eat less. It appears to be so easy, but why does it seem so difficult? Two reasons. Most of us love food, and hate exercise.

Sure, it would be great if somebody would come up with a lose weight while you sleep diet, that didn't require any willpower or effort. But until some genius scientist comes up with such a medical breakthrough, we are left with those previously mentioned ideas. Exercise and diet. While there are many different ways to trick yourself into eating less, it won't do you much good if you sit at a desk all day, and then come home and sit in front of the TV all night. It is important to truly realize the importance of exercise.

Relax, I'm not talking about heading out for your local marathon running club. The best way to start an exercise program is to start slow. Really slow. There is one exercise that is so often overlooked, but has been part of the human experience for thousands of years. What is it? Walking. Yes, you read that right. Going for a short walk every day, either in the morning, or in the evening, will do wonders for your health.

Walking for weight loss can deliver wonderful peace of mind as well as consistent weight loss. As long as you put in at least twenty minutes or so every single day, it won't take long before you notice some staggering results. Pretty soon you'll start to walk further, and faster. And you'll notice your eating habits will begin to change as well.

The most important thing, of course, is to get started. Just like that wise old sage said, a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Your easy path to weight loss and happiness begins once you strap some shoes on your feet and head outside. Your mind and body will thank you.