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    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if walking 7km (4.35 miles) in just under an hour every night sufficient exercise to lose weight?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by RyJ)
    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if walking 7km (4.35 miles) in just under an hour every night sufficient exercise to lose weight?

    Thanks!
    To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. It is possible to lose weight without exercising at all, although it is healthier to combine a good eating plan with a good exercise regime.

    The heavier you are, the more calories exercise will burn so if you are very overweight then just a small calorie deficit and walking will be enough to lose a good deal of fat. However once you start getting lighter the amount of calories you need will change so you will either have to exercise more intensely and frequently or eat less to lose weight.

    Please read the fitness FAQ (in my sig) for more information.
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    Losing weight is simple you got to burn off more calories in the day than you have taken in. Walking that much is great but just make sure you dont stuff yourself with food.
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    (Original post by RyJ)
    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if walking 7km (4.35 miles) in just under an hour every night sufficient exercise to lose weight?

    Thanks!
    Nice speed.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Nice speed.
    Ha, thanks. I walk fast naturally.
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    (Original post by Tackla)
    Losing weight is simple you got to burn off more calories in the day than you have taken in. Walking that much is great but just make sure you dont stuff yourself with food.
    Cool, thanks!
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    I love walking!
    I prefer walking to jogging. Although jogging apparently burns more fat.
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    (Original post by Becca)
    To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. It is possible to lose weight without exercising at all, although it is healthier to combine a good eating plan with a good exercise regime.

    The heavier you are, the more calories exercise will burn so if you are very overweight then just a small calorie deficit and walking will be enough to lose a good deal of fat. However once you start getting lighter the amount of calories you need will change so you will either have to exercise more intensely and frequently or eat less to lose weight.

    Please read the fitness FAQ (in my sig) for more information.
    Ah, I'll check out the FAQ. Thanks for the help!
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    Walk in the morning with an empty stomach! get your heart rate pumping which will result in a higher metabolism which will reslut in loosing weight alot faster.
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    4.3miles in 60mins? thats too slow. try 45 to 50mins. also do it on an empty stomach
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    (Original post by crazynoble)
    Walk in the morning with an empty stomach! get your heart rate pumping which will result in a higher metabolism which will reslut in loosing weight alot faster.
    Myth.
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    If you are fairly average sized then you are looking at about 400 calories burnt doing that. So it's a worthwhile choice of exercise and you'll loose weight so long as the diet is right
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    (Original post by ch0c0h01ic)
    Myth.
    What's a myth?
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    (Original post by crazynoble)
    What's a myth?
    All of what you said earlier:

    (Original post by crazynoble)
    Walk in the morning with an empty stomach! get your heart rate pumping which will result in a higher metabolism which will reslut in loosing weight alot faster.
    Exercising before breakfast does not elevate your metabolism nor does walking to a significant degree because it is too low an intensity exercise.
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    (Original post by smd4std)
    4.3miles in 60mins? thats too slow. try 45 to 50mins. also do it on an empty stomach
    It's actually slightly under an hour, like I said in the original post.

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