Do you know why ‘heavy users’ are the food industry’s most valuable asset?
The reason is that they may buy less, but they buy something every day. If having a bar of chocolate every day is your guilty pleasure, you’re far less likely to skip it. It’s your little treat to yourself and it’s become a habit.
Psychologically, a habit develops if something is repeated at least 21 times in a row. So, if you buy a chocolate bar every day for 21 days, you’ve got the basis for habit formation.
Less is more when it comes to losing weight
Now imagine that you pig out a little and eat FIVE bars over just one weekend… Does that guarantee that you will eat the same the following weekend? Well, it’s unlikely. For it to become a habit, you would need to eat five chocolate bars 21 weekends in a row!
Applying this logic to a slightly healthier habit, it follows that one walk a day is easier than 5 hours’ walking over a weekend. And surprisingly, with regard to weight loss, it’s much more efficient to walk one hour every day day than, say 3 hours twice a week. In fact, you can probably work a short walk into your daily routine without even really noticing it. Just make a daily walk part of your life for 21 days, and you’ll get into the habit.
Consistent walking guarantees weight loss results
Nothing gives a sustainable and long-lasting result like something done daily. You’ll notice little changes right from the beginning. And over time, it becomes a habit. Habits are rarely forgotten. They are part of our lives.
If you’re skeptical about one walk daily providing better results than three hours twice a week, think about this scenario. Which do you think would make your teeth cleaner – brushing for 3 minutes every day or 6 minutes every second day? The same basic rules apply to everything in life. Be consistent and you’ll notice results.
Just one hour of energetic walking every day got me into the best shape I’ve ever been in. Going to the gym twice a week never had this effect on my body!
How to make walking a part of your life
A daily walk becomes a daily habit – you’ll find it difficult to skip it after some time!
An hour-long walk is great exercise – soon you’ll be able to walk one-and-a-half or even two hours with ease.
Being in the fresh air so often will help bring a little color to your cheeks. Feeling your body move and getting a sense of how your body works will improve your mood. Walking is a natural way to start a better life.
Regardless of your mood, circumstances or the weather, go for a walk every day. You’ll feel better for doing it. How you get to work, to the shops or anywhere else should be on foot.
Walk yourself to a fantastic figure – and an even better mood – every day!