The secret to weight loss is surprisingly easy!
How often do you walk? No, seriously. Think about it: how often do you get up and take a stroll outside for anything that's more than just walking to the car in order to drive to work, to the store, to the beach, etc.? I'm betting like most Americans, the answer is just not very often. Unless you live in a city like New York (which I do), there is just not many reasons to get up off your bum and walk anywhere. Why would we? Everyone has a car and we're all perfectly comfortable with our car culture that just makes travel SO much easier. The thing we're missing out on, though, is the best way to lose weight in pretty much the easiest way you can imagine: walking!
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In an exciting piece for The Atlantic, writer Alexis C. Madrigal says that "the secret to losing weight, according to my new high-tech fitness monitor, is (wait for it…) walking."
That's right, walking. It's all you really need to lose weight. It's simple. You don't really need that much time to do it and you definitely don't even need any money to do it. All you need is a decent pair of sneakers and about 20 to 40 minutes in your day. Actually, you can even get away with 10 minutes of walking, as long as you do it a few times a day. Walking is SO important, in fact, that I made it the second tip in our 31 Days of Latinas Losing Weight challenge!
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It might surprise you to find out just how important walking is to your overall health, weight loss, and, of course, keeping those pounds off, but it really, really is. If you don't live in a city, then why not start walking a little more each day? It's never too late to join our weight loss challenge or simply just START WALKING, and keep doing it consistently.
You can even get a pedometer to keep track of your steps but, at the end of the day, just walk more. I mean, if it's going to help you lose weight and get healthier, then that's about the easiest thing you can do!
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