How long should you walk each day?

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 22, 2015, 4:21 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 11:31 am IST
Walking continuously for 30 minutes or more is best for fat-burning
Walk, most days of the week, for at least 30 minutes to burn an extra 1,000 to 3,000 calories per week.
 Walk, most days of the week, for at least 30 minutes to burn an extra 1,000 to 3,000 calories per week.
Walking continuously for 30 minutes or more is best for fat-burning. At a brisk walking pace, you will cover a distance of 2.5 to 3.3 km in 30 minutes. Walk, most days of the week, for at least 30 minutes to burn an extra 1,000 to 3,000 calories per week and to improve your metabolism each day.
 
What if you can’t walk for 30 minutes?
If your schedule doesn’t permit walking continuously for 30 minutes, break it up into walking twice or three times a day for shorter periods of at least 10 minutes at a brisk pace. Always warm up for five minutes at an easy pace no matter what duration you will be walking.
 
How long should you walk each week?
  • For weight loss, walk most days of the week.
  • Time spent walking per week should be five to 10 hours.
  • On your non-walking days, try some strength training exercises.
  • If you find yourself worn out, take a day off. But be sure to get back walking the following day.
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