ExerciseIs walking any good for burning fat?

ChrisBON
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by ChrisBON » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:26 pm

walkersimonis wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:23 am
I mean a brisk walk, maybe 20min/ mile....
It just feels so easy and chill/fun way to burn some calories
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I think it is good for you, not sure if it burns fat.

While running it takes roughly 12-15 minutes to burn off the nitrogen our body first uses for energy - then it starts with fat. I would think you'd have to walk for 45 minutes hour to burn off the nitrogen, then would have to continue to begin burning some fat.

Speed walking may be better.


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ChrisBON
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by ChrisBON » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:55 am

I reread your post and I have changed my mind. Doing a mile in 20 minutes is going to make you burn off all the nitrogen, and you are probably burning fat by the last few minutes.

Not only that, but you are going to be burning fat throughout the rest of the few hours after that.
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Newage
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by Newage » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:30 pm

AlexanderT wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:26 am
“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”
— Søren Kierkegaard
What a great quote AlexanderT...Unfortunately now has to be practiced with a mask or face covering. :shock:
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by CeeJayBee » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:59 am

I think running (outside or treadmill), or even losing an elliptical is going to be better than walking, but doing a 20 minute mile or walking for several miles is going to be awesome for your health.

Moving faster will just help you accomplish similar results in far less time.
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by drkris69 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:14 pm

That is a great quote from Alexander. I love walking myself.
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by canadahealthy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:54 pm

I don't know how i did it, but i have been doing the treadmill every second day. I do between 3-4 km over 35-40 minutes including warm up and cool down. I imagine by winter i will be closer to 5km.

There is no better feeling than heading to the shower after sweating to a good run.

My treadmill has an indicator of how many calories burned and how much fat burned. It claims 300 calories mean i have burned 100g of fat. I doubt it is that much, but i am only going to do 300 or more calories.
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by drkris69 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:00 pm

The main thing is to be consistent with the cardio being walking or running. That is where you will really start burning fat and becoming healthy.
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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by Peterbythesea » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:23 am

Not by itself, no. No exercise is really good at burning fat. You simply cannot exercise out of a bad diet or fix being overweight by exercise alone.

The articles below are worth the read as they summarise without too much jargon the current state of knowledge re exercise type, diet and fat burn.

https://physiqonomics.com/cardio-or-weights/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ca ... s#section6

If the primary aim is fat burn then incorporating weight training will multiply the effects. If you are time short HIIT or SIT could be really beneficial. There has been some amazing counter intuitive sports science just published on this.

https://runrepeat.com/sprint-interval-training

However I would suggest researching out weight training as the first step and incorporate with the walking, as consistency is key and if you enjoy walking then it will be easier to keep up.

If you want to supercharge the fat loss then intermittent fast and then train when in a fasted state.

None of this will work well if your diet is crap. As the article above points out two latte's a day is 400+ calories which is 2 hours walking on a flat surface:

https://www.healthline.com/health/calor ... ed-walking

So if you are not watching what is going in, then it really will not matter how much exercise you do. Fat deposition is primarily caused by insulin spiking in the blood after carb heavy meals so by reducing the amount of simple carbs and processed food eaten you can achieve amazing results especially when combined with a good exercise regime.

Hope this helps

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Re: Is walking any good for burning fat?

Post by OzSport » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:06 am

Peterbythesea wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:23 am

If you want to supercharge the fat loss then intermittent fast and then train when in a fasted state.

None of this will work well if your diet is crap. As the article above points out two latte's a day is 400+ calories which is 2 hours walking on a flat surface:

https://www.healthline.com/health/calor ... ed-walking

So if you are not watching what is going in, then it really will not matter how much exercise you do. Fat deposition is primarily caused by insulin spiking in the blood after carb heavy meals so by reducing the amount of simple carbs and processed food eaten you can achieve amazing results especially when combined with a good exercise regime.
Very true - as the old saying goes, "Abs are made in the kitchen!". :D
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