Obesity is very common among the people of developed countries and gradually spreading roots in developing countries. People don’t consider it as a disease or health problem however it is the root cause of several life-threatening diseases such as heart and vascular diseases, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders.

There is seldom a person who is happy with his weight, and who doesn’t want to lose. Even though there are quick and easy diets, they aren’t all that successful. But wouldn’t it be nice to lose weight and not be conscious of that?

Well, it’s possible, no money is needed, only few habits need to be modified such as walking more. It is the simplest way to lose weight. Yeah, we can lose weight, just walking around. But the question remains the same, how many steps you need to take each day to lose weight?

Factors Affecting Calorie Expenditure While Walking

  • Distance
  • Body Weight
  • Speed

The numbers you need to know are the ones to be more reliable and precise here:

If you walk for an hour your body can burn 400 calories. This would occur if you are walking at an average pace of four miles per hour.

If you want to be much more precise, you must realize that you need to make 2,000 steps to burn 100 calories. That is roughly 1-mile walking. To be very precise, you’ll need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound.

The easiest and healthiest way to lose weight is to lose 1 pound in a week, and not have the yo-yo effect. That means you need to burn 500 calories in a day, or you need to walk 5 miles a day, measured in miles. Easy, right? You just have to change a couple of habits.

Walking Tips to Make a Difference

  • Drop children to their school
  • Avoid using cars for daily commute and try to use public transport and cycle to commute between home and workplace
  • Using the stairs instead of the lift
  • Park your car little farther from destination which will offer you space to walk and it might help in fulfilling the daily requirement of walking
  • You should walk to the station, rather than using taxi or bus

Walking Frequency to Lose Weight

We suggest you only walk 15 to 20 minutes for the first 3 days to adapt to your new routine. And you can raise the time steadily to 30 or even 60 minutes a day when you feel ready. That is an effective way of losing weight and scientifically proven.

The walking will become a routine for you in time, so you won’t even know you ‘re losing weight and doing anything about it.

So, keep making the measures, and the numbers on the scale are going to change by themselves.


People should be mindful of the ill effects of obesity or increased body weight as it is the cause of several diseases if persists for longer period. Walking is the effortless activity which can help in curbing obesity without making any extra efforts. Making it integral part of life will help people in leading healthy life.