Slow down to fast-track fat loss
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.