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Losing weight

Is walking 5 days a week at 25 mins each time a good way to get into shape and lose weight?

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momofsixangels

Asked by momofsixangels at 4:53 AM on Jul. 2, 2010 in Health

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  • Walking is an awesome way to lose weight! Add in a little weight training and you should see some results! Good luck :)
    momsbreak5654

    Answer by momsbreak5654 at 4:57 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Yes! you should exercise at least 20 minutes a day! and have a day or two off a week. Then you should up it after a while and then add a day after a while.

    I recommend doing intervals as well! If you want to lose weight, count your calories as well.
    Fitday.com is a good site to keep track of your calorie intake and you can track your weight and show progress of your fitness/weight loss.

    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 5:00 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • It is a great start to a healthy lifestyle; you also need to eat healthy foods and drink lots of water. Here is what I think works best:

    Don’t buy junk food
    Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day.
    To curb your appetite, eat an apple or big pile of veggies before meals.
    Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, in at least 3 different colors.
    Eat 5-6 servings of whole grains a day.
    Eat at least two servings of legumes a day.
    Cut way back on (or eliminate) meat and dairy
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:18 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Good for you!! That is a great start! you should also try mixing in weights too. Muscle will burn fat faster than just walkling but anything is better than nothing!
    Mommy_0f_many

    Answer by Mommy_0f_many at 6:56 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • i think it is a great start!
    after some time, you may find you need more, but start here and see what you get!!!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 8:11 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Yes, I lost tons of weight a few years ago just by walking everyday. I got addicted to it, but unfortunately I need to find that motivation again. Keep it up!!
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 9:16 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

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