The perfect walking ( weight loss) regimen for a person with a 39.9 BMI. My goal is to get it down to 22/23.?

I am not very active, but I can walk it seems like forever. Im out of shape and lose my breath easy but not enough to make me dizzy or light headed. I get pains in my ankles (not very strong and have had several ligament injuries). I sometimes get pains in the front of my legs near the bone. I know they say start in like 15-30 minute at a time, but I think I could walk for 45-60 with no problem. Is it better to walk it all at once 1 time a day or twice a day and split it up. Id like to do 45-60 minutes 2 x’s a day When it is possible. If I do 45 2x’s a day will I see different results than if I just walked 60 minutes one time a day.

Weight is 240 BMI is 39.9

My goal is 140 and a BMI 23/24

My measurements are

Neck – 15.5

Waist – 44 ( I wear a DDD cup bra) I know alot of weight is there that a reduction is in the near future.

Hip – 48.5

Any suggestions

First, walking is the best way to lose weight when you know you have a problem and you can’t go out and run marathons or such. It’s easy, it’s fun, you can take your dog, your family members, and really anyone.

Here’s how fat-burning works with the body. When you start doing an exercise like swimming, biking, walking, running, your body burns quick-energy stores of calories in your muscles. After about 20 minutes, you have depleted all the stores of these sugars and you start burning fat. The 20 minutes have to be continuous. So, walking 60 minutes once gives you about 40 minutes of pure fat-burning, while breaking it up into two 45 minute sessions gives you 50 minutes over a 90-minute period. It’s your time, so you can decide how you want to do it, but it is definately better to do longer in one session then several short sessions, if you can spare the time.

If you can’t go 60 minutes straight and you have to stop, then break it up and do a little more throughout the day. Do this every day, if possible. Walking is not like power-lifting or heavy aerobics, where you need a day or two to recover. Go every night, every afternoon, and every morning if you can. The weight you lose will stay off, too, if you don’t change your eating habits. It’s not the fastest way to lose weight, but it is the most effective and the best.

Good luck!

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Why do I get intense stomach pain after a challenging running workout?

I run long distance events in track and several times a week we have some absolutely brutal workouts. After these workouts, I get intense on-and-off stomach aches that have lasted for up to two days after the workout. They are normally accompanied by bloating and the runs as well.

I am very confident that it isn’t an issue of diet or hydration.

Does anyone have any clue what causes this and how to treat it?

Tough workouts can really shake things up internally. It may not be a direct result of diet or hydration, but a good diet and better hydration should help. On days where you know you’re going to have a tough workout, try hydrate well throughout the day. Try not to drink too much right before your workout. Too much water in the stomach can really slosh around and cause problems. Bananas, potatoes, and PB sandwiches are good for stabilizing the GI tract. Your body is adjusting to these tough workouts and is getting stronger. Eventually, these problems should go away, unless you have something like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which you can google and research yourself.

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When do you start to see results from running?

Wrestling starts in a month and I want to lose two inches. I have been running 1-3 miles a day, 5 days a week for the last week and a half, however, I have seen no results. Not even the slightest difference. I have been eating very healthy(salmon, chicken, egg whites, fruit, veggies), but I don’t see anything. Am I expecting results too soon? When should I see a difference?

If you’re increasing your mileage a week, you should see results in about three weeks. You might also want to do some ab work and other core training to help you lose weight.

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How to plan walking for weight loss?

I read that in order to burn fat one needs to do a good amount of cardio a day, in addition to low calorie intake, How much walking/jogging should I do a day? I have a treadmill so is it okay to break up the jogs at say 15 minuet intervals or 20/30 intervals. I would get to bored to do it for a whole hour a day. Any help is great. Thanks

Walking is only the best form of cardio if you are not in good enough shape to jog, and jogging is only the best form of cardio if you cannot sprint.

Research has shown that short, intense training is more efficient than slow, consistent cardio. Read the articles on the page below if you do not believe me. If you want to burn the most fat in the least amount of time by running try this:

Run for 1 minute to warm up. Sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds, then slow down to a jog for 1 minute. Alternate between 30 seconds of a dead sprint and 1 minute of jogging until you have completed 8 segments of sprinting. In the end, you will burn more calories than 45 minutes of jogging, and it only takes 13 minutes.

BTW, if you want to lose weight, make sure you also include resistance training (weight lifting) into your exercise program. You will lose far less weight and won’t look much better even if you do lose weight if you do not hit the weights.

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Question about walking/weight loss?

Okay quick question. If I don’t change my diet at all (I love food too much!!), just not go crazy with the junk food, and start walking 30 mins 5-6 times a week….will I lose weight? I’m not looking to lose a lot, just 10 lbs or so. Also, let me know what else I can do! I’m moving to Arizona in a month, so I will constantly be in a bikini or shorts! haha. Thanks for the help in advance! =]

i’d say if you are only going to go walking go for atleast an hour, running 30 minutes yeah but walking 30 minutes? come on now! you wanna wear a BIKINI not a 1 piece 😛

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