Slow down to fast-track fat loss

Woman's World - - Natural Health -

Walk­ers go­ing at a com­fort­able pace burn 700% more fat than power walk­ers, ac­cord­ing to an Ari­zona State Univer­sity study. And Duke re­searchers found that easy walk­ing plus a healthy diet helps us lose three times more weight than run­ning. Why? Sim­ply put, “mod­er­ate-in­ten­sity ex­er­cise tends to burn more fat,” says Duke’s Wil­liam Krause, M.D. This is be­cause any form of ex­er­cise that leaves us breath­less re­duces our oxy­gen in­take— but we need oxy­gen to “ig­nite” fat. And that’s why arthri­tis­suf­ferer Lor­raine lost up to five pounds a week even though she crept along dur­ing her early walks. “I was getting very mo­ti­vat­ing re­sults,” she re­calls. As for Noelle, “When I first started, I could barely keep up with my five-yearold.” Still, the weight was fall­ing off.

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