I was layed off over 7 months ago and during this time, I have gained weight. Not, much, but all around my waist. I just started walking daily for 1/2 hour. I actually enjoy it, but my feet and knees hurt. How soon can I see results from walking daily and when should I increase the time of walk from 1/2 to possibly 1 hour? Thank you!
Walking is a fantastic form of exercise and scientific data does suggest that it can help with weight loss. Keep in mind that you will burn more calories if you walk faster, walk uphills, and walk for longer periods of time. Believe it or not, walking sticks and trekking poles have also been shown to increase calories burned and aid with weight loss. You might find that when you do lose some weight, your knees/feet will hurt less. Remember that safe weight loss occurs at about a pound or two per week, so you may not notice a significant different on the scale or in your appearance for a few months - but know you are moving the needle in the right direction. Congrats on a great start!
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.