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Does walking really works?

SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Hey ladies I have been exercising for not too long and walking is the main work out I do...but am starting to question myself does it really make u lose weight or affect the body? am not over weight or fat I just wanna firm and tone my body.
Ur opinion matters :) and if u have success stories plz share .

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  • swtndspcyswtndspcy Posts: 692Registered Users
    It sort of depends. How fast, what kind of terrain, etc.
    I wear my sketchers shape ups when I walk and they do make a difference. I can feel a big difference in my legs hips and butt wearing them vs. without.


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  • cmb4314cmb4314 Posts: 984Registered Users
    Walking certainly burns calories, but unless you are speed walking, it does so slowly compared to more vigorous exercise.

    Walking a mile burns something like .5*your weight in calories. Running a mile burns .75*weight. And, you can do more miles in less time if you are moving faster.

    As long as you know how many calories you are burning and how many you're eating, anything works.

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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    I didn't get any visible results from walking. Running is really the only thing that has ever really reshaped my body, gotten me fit, and allowed me to lose some weight.
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  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    I think walking does work but if you just wanna firm and tone may weights, kickboxing or circuit training would be better for you.
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  • CurleeDSTCurleeDST Posts: 467Registered Users
    My mother lost 20 lbs from walking but she is doing it FAST and up and down hills.
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  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    Yes one lady i know lost 100lbs. But that's not saying how long it took foe her to lose 100lbs

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