How to Walk Off Weight and Live Your Best Years Ever of Summer Active Adult Living!
Walking is a great way to burn calories and lose weight. But there are a couple of things you can do to increase the number of calories burned and to maximize your workout. Three things affect the number of calories burned during a walk. It’s important to know and pay attention to these if you want to leverage your activities for Summer active adult living success!
1) Speed of Walking
Starting out, you may be able to only walk at a pace of 3 mph giving you a pace of 20-minute miles. However, by working up to a walking speed of 4.5 mph, you end up with 13-minute miles. The difference in the number of calories burned is 20 calories per mile. On a one hour walk, that is an additional 92 calories burned.
2) Distance You Have Walked
It stands to reason that if you are walking faster for the same amount of time, that you will cover more distance. However, if you are just starting out, work on distance before speed. The advantage of increasing your distance first is that you build endurance, i.e. you are able to sustain walking at the same pace over a longer period of time. Once you have built endurance, you can work on increasing your speed.
3) Weight of Walker
A 120-pound person burns about 65 calories per mile walking at 3 mph on a flat surface. As a comparison, a 180-pound person walking the same distance and at the same pace burns about 95 calories. Numerically speaking, the above facts would lead you to believe that as you lose weight, you would most likely have to increase your energy expenditure to keep burning the same number of calories. However, what can happen is that as you become fit, your basal metabolic rate increases meaning you naturally burn more calories than you did before.
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Grace Pointe’s 3000 square foot private clubhouse is always available for our residents’ use. Our calendar of activities is designed by our residents! Some of the activities include:
- Bridge Club
- Gardening Club
- Community Dances
- Movies in Private Theater
- Trips and excursions
- Exercise classes
- Bible Study Groups
- Educational classes
- Arts and Crafts
- The Possibilities are Endless
Our community is designed to inspire you to be active and enjoy your surroundings! Take a stroll on the walking trail enjoying the beauty of ponds and waterfalls along the way. Invite grandchildren over to go fishing in the duck pond, or just have a relaxing picnic by the water. If you prefer a more stringent exercise routine, take advantage of our quality fitness room.
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