When it comes to leading a healthy life, the only medicine everyone needs, is movement. And the best movement is walking. A healthy and consistent walking routine helps you lose stubborn belly fat and keeps you fit. But even with a walking routine, you sometimes hit a weight loss plateau and nothing seems to work. The good news is that there are not just one but ten ways with which you can speed up your weight loss and break your plateau.

  1. Incorporate HITT into your Walks

We all think that a steady pace is the key to a good walking routine. However, that’s not quite true. In fact, if you pace up for short intervals, your heart rate will go up, elevate your metabolism, and eventually help you break your weight loss plateau.

  1. Change Your Route

When you continue walking the same route, your body eventually adapts to it. To challenge your body and burn more calories, you must pick new walking routes.

  1. Add Strength Training to your Routine

Incorporating strength training into your daily schedule is the best way to boost metabolism, grow muscle and burn more calories. Moreover, it strengthens your core, glutes, and quads, making it easier for you to walk in the correct form.

  1. Keep Your Form

You start slouching and bending forward as soon as you start getting tired. But the key to maximizing the efficiency of your walk lies in keeping an upright posture. Although it may seem difficult at the start but with some effort, you’ll get there soon.

Keep your steps smaller, your spine taller, and your arms swinging by your sides to get the best out of your walking routine.

  1. Check Out Your Diet

This is a well-established fact that the more cardio you do, the hungrier you’ll get. But it can get tricky. To meet your daily nutritional value, you may feel a need to eat a protein bar during your walks but staying in a calorie deficit should still be your goal. Especially, if you want to lose weight.

  1. Use Proper Weight Training Techniques

If you are not seeing any progress in muscle building, you might be on the wrong path. Either you are not using the right weights or not doing enough reps. Talk to your gym instructor, a fitness expert, or a personal trainer, and use the right weights in alignment with your fitness goals.

  1. Walk Every 20 Minutes

Apart from your walking routine, you need to get up and walk around your house, office, or school every 20 minutes. That way you can step out of your sedentary lifestyle and increase your NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis).

  1. Be Patient With Yourself

One of the most common mistakes people make when they are trying to lose weight is going hard on one’s self.

Realistic and accomplishable goals are always the best as they allow you to increase your efficiency, stamina, and strength, at your own pace.

  1. Go An Extra Mile

Well, that’s not a metaphor. Once a week, you must go for a longer walk than usual as it challenges your body. You can either walk longer or add 15 minutes more to your usual routine and burn a lot more calories.

  1. Stop Procrastinating

You should never give in to the urge of putting it on the next day or week. The best time to take care of your health is now and you must take that step.

All these tips will definitely help you reach your weight loss goals but if you have tried these and still haven’t been able to lose weight, maybe the answer is bariatric surgery.

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