The problem of abdominal obesity concerns a very large percentage of people struggling with excess weight. Gentlemen with a beer belly or ladies with slim legs with a large fold around the belly are the most well-known phenomenon we encounter at every step. Unfortunately, the largest amount of fat accumulates in the abdominal area and fighting it is not an easy task, as it may seem. Are there any ways to deal with this resistant part of the body? Is it possible to lose excess fat from these areas?
Everything is possible! You just have to want it, be consistent in your actions and focus on hard work, the effects of which will not be visible right away, but which we will see if we don’t give up halfway.
The basis is physical activity…
The most important and priority thing is that we are active. This is a superior element that affects weight loss, its maintenance, as well as the prevention of many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. You can go to the gym, run, do aerobics, ride a bike or just walk. The last form of activity is the least demanding and will definitely work out especially among people who are not in good shape and have not had much in common with sports. Thanks to walking, you can not only improve your fitness, have a good time outdoors, above all lose weight and especially from the most sensitive part of the body – from the stomach.
The impact of walking on the fight against abdominal obesity
For the body to have strength to function, energy and willingness to act, it needs calories. Everyone, depending on their gender, how old they are, how much they weigh, how they eat, and how active they are, has a daily calorie intake need. If you want to lose weight, the amount of calories you consume must be less than needed, but also not small enough, not have the strength to function normally. To lose weight, you must eat – and this is what each of us should remember. And to burn calories, exercise is perfect. The more of it in our lives, the more certainly we will burn more calories and achieve the intended effect faster.
Most of us lead a sedentary lifestyle. Work in the office, return home by car or public transport, then relax in front of the TV. Such action drives us into a vicious cycle. We don’t have strength through work, so we “slow down” our body up even more. If we began to live more actively, automatically our energy would also be greater. Being active we burn more calories and affect above all our health, which is the primary element.
Walking is the easiest way to start spending time actively. One mile, or 1.6 kilometres, is about 100 calories, of course, depending on gender and weight. If we choose a walk from work instead of taking the bus, if we go for a walk with the family, instead of sitting in front of the TV, if we choose walking with a friend, instead of gossiping on a park bench – we will certainly notice significant effects in a very short time. The ground is consistency and regularity – because it depends on them what our life will look like. What’s more, it turns out that walking can be better than running. When running, we partly also burn our muscles, we counteract it while walking, and we also strengthen them, maintaining greater muscle strength and function. And as you know, the more muscles in our body, the faster we burn fat, which is why it’s so important that we care about it.
As studies show, walking about 60 – 70 minutes a day, three times a week, we are able to contribute to the loss of kilograms and reduce the circumference around the abdomen. So if we have a problem with this part of the body, and we don’t want to get obese, diabetes or heart disease, then it’s definitely worth introducing such exercise in conjunction with a healthy diet to quickly start noticing the effects in the form of decreasing centimetres from the abdomen and less kilograms on the scale.
Why is walking a good way to be active?
First of all, it’s an exercise that literally anyone can do. It costs nothing, doesn’t require us to be in greater shape, it’s not tiring enough that someone could not continue doing it. Of course, depending on the individual, walking can be a slower walk for some, and faster for others.
Secondly, such activity usually doesn’t get boring and doesn’t burn us out. It happens because we have enthusiasm for something, we start doing it, until such a moment comes and we don’t want to. We give up because it was too hard, too demanding, the body could not cope. Walking is different and very quickly this form of spending free time becomes our habit.
Thirdly, we don’t lose muscle, but we strengthen it even more, especially if we put on demanding terrain, large hills and more difficult ground, for example sand. Walking, we can lose weight, prevent disease and strive for the desired weight.
And fourth, such activity secretes a lot of endorphins, and this improves our mood, and gives us a positive approach to life. Walking every day, we can both affect our appearance and well-being.