Can Walking Change Your Body Shape?

Diana J. Smith

Walking alone no matter how brisk or not it is won’t change your body shape. You have to do more strenuous exercises to lose weight and maintain a healthy body shape and weight. However, trying to lose weight by walking can help give your body a more toned appearance.

You will see some level of fat-loss when you are following a calorie-restricted diet, but what causes the majority of weight loss is not just cutting calories — it is actually an activation in metabolism that occurs because of all the work you are doing.

What Regular Brisk Walking Does To You.

According to recent research, calorie restriction combined with exercise offers many of the same health benefits as lifestyle modifications typically recommended for lowering cardiovascular risk factors. For instance, both had statistically significant effects on cholesterol levels and inflammation markers.


Walking is an aerobic exercise that increases metabolism and largely burns fat, which in turn decreases the size of the waistline. It is one of the most popular physical exercises for weight-loss enthusiasts to get that coveted “hourglass” figure. In the long run, it also helps lower blood pressure, prevents chronic diseases such as diabetes, and reduces symptoms of depression.

There are many methods to training your body for weight loss, but walking can be one of the most beneficial. It is a low-impact exercise which uses mainly the aerobic system. Aerobic exercise strengthens the heart and lungs while burning more calories than any other type of fitness activity, even running.

Walkers hold onto a pole so they don’t have to balance themselves on parallel bars or follow preordained paths as in indoor pools or treadmills. Losing weight with outdoor walking means that walkers are able to interact with their environment rather than be isolated from it by headphones or submersed into subways and tunnels underground.

Burning more calories will force your muscles to grow. Aerobic exercise is a great way to make a noticeable change in your overall appearance, because it actually increases the size of muscles. What’s more, aerobic exercise has been shown to increase muscle tone and definition by burning fat deposits on the body, making slender muscles even shapelier. In other words, if you want toned arms or sculpted legs, then walking just may be your answer.

Walking is at the end of the continuum where energy cost increases very little relative to distance traveled (compared with running). It takes longer to burn lots of calories this way, so you need to walk long distances or many times per day in order to see different results.

 Walking also offers more protection against injury than does running. A good rule would be that if you have joint problems or need orthotics then running might still be better, but otherwise just focus on making sure that most days are about one hour brisk walks.

Walking is a very effective way to build muscle, which can help slim down your entire body. Furthermore, many people find that walking truly clears their head and helps them think better — something that could be particularly beneficial if you spend most of your day sitting at a desk job.

People who are out-of-shape often find themselves discouraged by the idea of starting an exercise regimen because they see the improvements in overall appearance or fitness level as being slow or gradual. But what’s so nice about stepping up your physical activity level one notch higher every week is actually seeing the positive changes in your body shape.

Health benefits of walking:

Walking is one of the easiest and most effective exercises you can do for overall health. It’s gentle on your joints, easy to do, and can be done pretty much anywhere. Plus, it has some impressive health benefits.

Walking is great for your heart. Regular walking reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke by improving blood circulation and lowering blood pressure. It also helps to strengthen your heart muscle and keep it working efficiently.

Walking is great for weight loss. A brisk 30-minute walk burns around 200 calories — that’s the equivalent of a light jog or a slice of pizza! Daily walking can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight over time.

There are many health benefits of walking. Walking is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and has been shown to improve heart health, increase lifespan, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

Additionally, walking is a great way to improve mental health and well-being, boost moods, reduce stress levels, and promote relaxation. It’s also a great way to get in some quality time with friends or family members.

Walking is one of the simplest and most effective exercises you can do to improve your health. Here are just a few of the many benefits:

  1. Walking increases your lifespan. A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that women who walked for an hour each day reduced their risk of death by 40%.
  2. Walking helps you lose weight and keep it off. A recent study published in Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise showed that overweight adults who walked at a moderate pace for about 30 minutes five days per week lost about 10 pounds over the course of a year, without making any other changes to their diet or lifestyle.
  3. Walking lowers your risk of developing heart disease, stroke.


Please, never be afraid or scared of walking every day. Walking has so many health benefits without injury risks. Enjoy your daily walk.

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