Thursday, February 16, 2012

Walking Is A Splendid Way To Lose Weight by George Hutton

Many people today are overweight. Over sixty percent of people, according to a recent government study, are obese. One in four children are expected to have a problem with obesity in their childhoods. There's no nice way to put it, most adults today are fat. So what do we do about it? Well, you're in luck, because I'd like to share some easy ideas for weight loss with you.

If you head down to your local bookshop, you won't have any trouble finding hundreds, if not thousands, of titles on weight loss. Likely an entire section. Maybe hundreds of different books that promise quick and easy weight loss using all kind of methods you've likely never heard of. I even saw one book that recommended eating the most spicy food you can stand, as it would somehow boost your metabolism. No thanks.

Despite how much we wish it weren't true, there really are only two realistic ways to lose weight. Diet, and exercise. Yes, the two things you hate the most. Most of us would love nothing more than to sit around and be lazy while eating ice cream and pizza all day. I know I would. Maybe that's why we're so fat. But what do we do about it? Stop eating junk food completely? Start an aggressive marathon training program?

Fortunately, that's not necessary. Just like the turtle that beat the rabbit, slow and steady will win the race every time. It took quite a while to gain weight, so it's going to take a while to lose it. So relax, and take your time. While there are plenty of ways to diet, and different food eating programs, I'd like to talk about a great way to easily incorporate exercise into your daily life.

Walking. That's right, one foot in front of the other. Walking is a great, simple, and natural method to gradually and consistently lose weight. It doesn't require any special equipment, you don't need to go anyplace special, and you probably are already pretty good at it. Special footwear is not even required, although there are plenty to buy if you want. One of the great things about walking for weight loss is that you don't really need to even think about it. You can go by yourself, with a pet, or a radio or MP3 player. Not only is a nice slow walk a great way to start the day off, but it's also a fantastic way to wind one down.

If you want to do something that is easy and will consistently deliver a lifetime of health and happiness, then try walking. You've nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Why not get started today/