Walking for weight loss? Distance is better than time. Read why…

Posted on May 15 2014 - 1:53pm by Denice Duszynski

Walking for weight loss? Distance is better than time. Read why…

woman-walkingThe most recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine are to exercise at moderate intensities for 150 minutes per week or exercise intensely for 75 minutes per week.

Paul Williams from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California found thatdistance walked was better than time walked for predicting body mass index and waist circumference.

When trying to lose weight with exercise, pick a specific distance for your workouts rather than a specific amount of time!  (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44:1728-1737,2012)  Source:  FitnessRx

 

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