By Francis U. (A city worker with a mega-passion for walking.)
I thought I would share some insight with those who like me are prone to weight gain and have a love for food = a dangerous combination!!!
My secret is simple....WALKING!!!!! We Africans are big walkers by nature and it is, in my experience, the best form of exercise for 3 reasons:
Back in school I used to look like a spitting image of Biggie Smalls until i discovered long walks. The flab just melted off - and the best bit: I can eat whatever I want and however much I want, as long as I compensate by walking more.
You're more likely to stick to the habit of walking if you fit it around the ordinary course of your life.
The hard bit:
I work in the city for an investment manager and live in streatham (8 miles away). To ensure I get my regular dose of waking, I walk home from work and have recently started walking to work as well, two hours each way. Although this may seem like too much of a hassle I can't recommend it enough and it actually sounds worse than it is. Friends who have joined me on my walks have always had the same feedback: "This isn't nearly as bad as it sounds."
The benefits are threefold:
The really hard bit:
If I've had a particularly bad week of eating junk I make up for it at the weekends by cranking it up several notches: my standard weekend workout includes walking from my house to a place called Hooley (outside Croydon) and back (an 8 hours round trip or 4000 calories)
Give it a try-maybe not to the extremes I do but I promise you it works!!!!!!!!!
Note from Heather! I am seriously impressed!!!
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