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Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Jan In Oregon, Mar 6, 2004.

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    was just luking in here and found your group to be very
    interesting. i love to walk. have done it for years, but
    never seem to lose any weight doing it. right now i walk
    with my dog as he needs the exercise too and i try not to
    stop so he can sniff as we are out there to get to
    business. other walks we take where we stroll along i let
    him do his doggie thing. anyway, how many miles a day do
    you start off with? one or two? maybe i should walk the dog
    and then just go for me huh? any suggestions? i am in my
    50's and work sitting down all day if that helps you answer
    me. thanks, jan :)

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  2. Jan:

    Try walking for 20 minutes, never mind distance yet. Walk
    fast enough that you can talk to your dog normally, but
    cannot sing to him. Let him stop before and after your 20
    minute walk. If you are able to recover from the fast walk
    in 5 minutes or so, do it again later in the day. Start
    keeping track of the distance. You should find it gradually
    increase as you are able to walk faster and maintain your
    breath. As your recovery becomes shorter, then you can
    increase the time.

    Rich "Jan in oregon" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    3333.bay.webtv.net... was just luking in here and found your
    group to be very interesting. i love to walk. have done it
    for years, but never seem to lose any weight doing it. right
    now i walk with my dog as he needs the exercise too and i
    try not to stop so he can sniff as we are out there to get
    to business. other walks we take where we stroll along i let
    him do his doggie thing. anyway, how many miles a day do you
    start off with? one or two? maybe i should walk the dog and
    then just go for me huh? any suggestions? i am in my 50's
    and work sitting down all day if that helps you answer me.
    thanks, jan :)
     
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    thank you so much!!! i will give this a try. sounds like i
    can do this without any problems. again thanks!!! jan :)

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  4. Speacock

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    Jan in oregon wrote:

    > thank you so much!!! i will give this a try. sounds like i
    > can do this without any problems. again thanks!!! jan :)

    Try this, Jan http://www.exrx.net/Beginning.html

    In order to loose weight it is simply making sure that at
    the end of the week you have 'used' up more calories than
    you have taken in. That can either be by 'burning' extra
    calories by exercise (walking) and/or eating fewer.

    If you knock off 200 calories a day (a couple of cans of
    Coke) and walk fast for two miles (extra) a day for another
    200+ calories you will loose just a little less than a
    pound a week. At this rate, at the end of a year, you would
    have a difficult time lugging the lost fat around in a
    wheel barrow.
     
  5. Topfit

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    [email protected] (Jan in oregon) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > well eating is not the problem as i eat very healthy. my
    > chemistry is out of whack since going through menopause.
    > thank you so much for this site. it will be very helpful
    > along with what rich said. i am starting today. will let
    > you know how i do. thanks, jan :)
    >
    >
    > --

    Since you say you've been walking for some time, your body
    has probably become fairly efficient at that movement and
    won't burn as many calories as it once did. You need to
    change something about your workout, and intensity is a good
    place to start. Try increasing your speed or find a course
    with hills to up the intensity....you may need to do this
    without your dog if he can't up his intensity. Also, you may
    eat healthful foods, but you still need to create a caloric
    deficit if you're trying to lose weight. Another problem you
    might be having is the lack of resistance training (at least
    you didn't mention any). When you do create a caloric
    deficit, if you aren't doing any resistance training, your
    body will prefer to shed muscle instead of or along with
    fat, and since muscle is your "fat burning machinery", you
    want to keep as much of it as possible, and even build a
    little more. By participating in a resistance training
    program, you send your body a message that it needs to keep
    the muscle it has. Combine this with the fact that as we age
    we lose some muscle mass, you just don't have the calorie
    burning capacity you once had. If you need to see what macro-
    nutrients are in your food, check out the Food Nutrient
    Database I recently added to my site, and check out the
    fitness calculators and heat index chart. There's also a new
    forum you can find advice and support on and add your own
    questions and progress updates. You'll also find lots of
    health and fitness tips & articles.
    http://www.topfitonline.com
     
  6. >"Jan in oregon" <[email protected]> wrote
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    >thank you so much!!! i will give this a try. sounds like i
    >can do this without any problems. again thanks!!! jan :)

    I also am in my 50's, and basically sit at work. (I am in
    Vancouver, WA) I try to do 4 miles every day. I do it in 2 -
    30 minute fast walks. One in the AM, one in the PM. You do
    have to watch what you eat. Go to lower fat foods, add more
    veggies and fruits to your mix of foods. The key, no matter
    what every fad diet says is to burn more calories than you
    take in. (If you want to lose weight.) The best method is to
    calculate your calorie level for your desired weight using
    one of the online calorie calculators
    (http://www.caloriecontrol.com/calcalcs.html). Arrange your
    diet to meet that calorie intake per day on a weekly
    average. Do the walking to burn more calories, and do some
    weight lifting to build strength. You will lose weight,
    achieve your desired weight and create a program you can
    follow the rest of your life.

    Rich
     
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