Walking: Can It Help You Lose Weight?



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Walking: Can It Help You Lose Weight? - Cleveland Clinic

Consider a walking program to drop pounds and take a step toward better fitness

So you’re feeling a bit out of shape and want to shed a few pounds? Your weight-loss journey can begin by taking a few thousand extra steps each day.

A dedicated walking program can help improve your overall health and fitness while moving you toward a healthier number on the scale. It’s an easy way to burn additional calories, says exercise physiologist Katie Lawton, MEd.

“A lot of people have a hard time getting motivated to start exercising,” says Lawton. “But walking is simple, right? We do it every day.”