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Walking for Weight Loss

If you're planning to lose weight or just want to maintain your current weight at a healthy level, you've probably considered several different tactics. Experts recommend approaching weight loss holistically, with a combination of lifestyle changes: a more nutritious diet with fewer processed foods and a lower calorie count, quality sleep, and continuous exercise. One of the best forms of exercise for weight loss is easy and takes little effort: walking.

Walking has several advantages. It's less strenuous than running or sports, doesn't require any equipment, and can be done anywhere you have a little open space. Walking can easily be incorporated into your daily routine without having to make time for gym visits or trips to the swimming pool. Best of all, walking has lots of other benefits besides weight loss: it lowers your stress levels, improves your cardiovascular health, supports lung function, and boosts your immune system. Walking most days of the week also cuts down your risk of developing diabetes. All in all, it's the ideal weight loss exercise – and not because of all the health benefits you get out of it, but because it’s the one routine that can be easily kept.

Food Supplements and Walking for Weight Loss

If you want to get the most out of your daily walk, there are a few food supplements that might help. One is collagen. Taking collagen supplements to support exercise has many benefits. Firstly, the collagen you take is broken down by your own body to make the building blocks of new collagen inside your own tissues. This is important in helping to build up your muscle strength and keep your joints limber and flexible. Collagen, when taken regularly as a supplement, can also help manage your appetite, preventing you from feeling hungry after exercise.

Other helpful supplements are those that can assist in managing your glucose levels. To benefit from your walking workout, it's important to avoid spikes and troughs in your blood sugar. These can leave you feeling tired and jittery, with less energy to complete your walk. The fruit of the Dichrostachys Glomerata plant, an African fruit used as a spice, contains compounds that can help your body make more efficient glucose use.

Body Kitchen's Trimglo provides a unique formula derived from Dichrostachys Glomerata extract. This fruit-derived polyphenol compound helps decrease insulin resistance so that more of your blood glucose is burned to fuel your cells instead of being stored as fat. Forget fad diets and unsustainable low-calorie regimes -- Trimglo is probably one of the most convenient, and effective, weight-loss supplements on the market. Combined with a sensible exercise regimen, Trimglo can support your weight loss goals while giving you a safe, healthy energy boost.

Lose Weight by Walking

Just how long should you walk? Current research suggests walking for 30 to 90 minutes most days of the week. It's OK to skip a day now and then but to really reap the benefits of walking as a weight loss aid, you should try not to miss more than one day.  If you're relatively sedentary, you might find longer walks a bit challenging. That's fine -- start with shorter distances and build up as your fitness level increases. If you start with a ten or fifteen-minute walk for your first few sessions, you'll quickly get to where you want to be. In half an hour, you can cover around 1.5 to 2 miles at a brisk pace.

You should aim to walk fast enough to be just a little out of breath. A good rule of thumb is that you should speak and carry on a conversation but a little too out of breath to sing. Walking faster has various benefits: it boosts your lung capacity, helps your circulation, and burns more calories than if you walked the same distance at a more sedate pace.

But don’t worry too much about all the details. Choose whatever pace is comfortable for you, this will make your walk fun, refreshing, and effective.