Is Walking At Home Effective For Weight Loss
Is walking at home an effective way to lose weight?
Does walking around the house even count as exercise?
If you have these and other similar thoughts wandering in your head and restricting you from starting your weight loss journey, you’ve come to the right place!
I will answer all these questions and more in today’s post!
Even though there are 35+ jaw-dropping examples of people (including me) who have already lost weight with walking and eating healthier, I am here to give you clarity regarding the effectiveness and the results of walking at home for weight loss!
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
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As simple as it may sound, walking at home is either walking at a spot within your house or covering different places or rooms of your house to lose weight.
Either way, walking at home can easily help you shed those extra pounds by burning those calories while still being kind to your joints (Source).
For me, the main focus is to count the number of steps I take per day, which helps me see just how much activity (exercise and non-exercise activity) I’m getting throughout the day.
I use my Fitbit to help me count my steps which I will discuss more later on.
But if you think just walking in place sounds boring or mundane then I’m with you on this!
When my friend told me about years ago I didn’t really understand the concept nor did it sound like fun.
But the thing is, she lost over 200 pounds and part of her secret was walking at home so I was definitely intrigued.
50 pounds later, I’m so glad that I did.
There are tons of walk-at-home DVDs by Leslie Sansone that you can try.
She makes walking fun with a combination of fast-paced moves that get your heart rate up but don’t wear your body out.
Her workouts are great for beginners and for those who are overweight or obese.
Here are two Walk At Home DVDs by Leslie Sansome that you can look into:
The best way and my favorite way to count my steps is to get a FitBit.
A FitBit will count every step you take within your house and track the calories you burn throughout the day!
This is the Fitbit I have my eye on right now:
And this is the Fitbit I currently have:
I’ve written an epic post about it right here so check it out if you want to know more: Epic Fitbit Alta HR Review
Well, most people have the wrong idea.
Walking at home is not just limited to leisurely stroll around the house.
Of course, that counts as well!
But, if you want a more rigorous form of exercise and want to break a sweat, you can certainly do that by doing a brisk walk inside your home.
In case you do not have enough space in your room, opt for spot walking or marching on the spot!
To make the walk more intense, incorporate arm raises, knee lifts, and kicks.
But let’s not just imagine how you can make walking more intense.
Let me show you an example of walk-at-home workouts that you can do!
One of my favorite Youtube fitness personalities to walk with at home is GrowWithJo. You can check out one of her walking videos below.
And if you don’t like the music used in a walking video, you can pair it up with your favorite songs instead and mute the exercise video.
I do that all the time.
Here’s another idea if the above video is too advanced…
For a lower calorie burn but still effective workout, step side to side or march in place while you talk to your friends, watch tv or even change your baby’s diapers!
I even march in place while I’m doing the dishes.
There are so many ways to walk at home…you just have to be creative!
This is the beauty of walking at home!
You don’t even have to take time out of your busy schedule! Or have any special equipment.
Just walk while you’re doing every day things and the steps and calories will start to add up!
As I mentioned earlier, I was able to lose 50 pounds and walking was my main source of exercise.
I had access to a treadmill but for some reason I couldn’t commit to it.
Then my friend who also lost weight with the help of walking at home (200+ pounds!) recommended the Leslie Sansone DVDS.
Still need more proof?
Read my post about people who had tons of weight loss success with walking.
I can’t stress this enough, walking at home is a blessing in disguise for people who usually have a busy schedule throughout their day.
Walking at home is highly underrated and most people are not yet aware of the magical results!
Walking inside your home is highly effective for weight loss and maintaining weight.
How long do you have to walk for it to be effective?
How long do you have to walk for it to be effective?
Well, you can keep walking all day, but you will end up being tired eventually (believe it or not I’ve tried this…not a good idea lol).
For the best results, one to two hours of marching or brisk walking at home will do wonders for your weight loss goals! (Source)
You can choose to focus on achieving a specific number of steps every day or set the number of minutes or hours you want to walk.
It’s up to you.
I’ve tried to answer whether or not walking at home is effective for weight loss.
In case, you’re still not convinced, I urge you to check out the other posts I have about walking for weight loss.
I think you’ll be amazed by the results you can get by just doing something that comes naturally.
Our health is such a blessing from God and we want to take care of the temple He has given us.
So if you’re ready, go ahead and get your Fitbits charged, your earphones plugged in, and start walking at home right now!
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It’s even got a printable fitness tracker that you could use to record the steps you take during the day if you aren’t a Fitbit kind of person. Just click below to find out more!
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