Many people that want to lose weight would like to achieve the result as soon as possible and who are we to blame them? But apart from the fastest way they think that the easiest and the least expensive way is to start your daily routine off by walking.

This is true but only partially. Yes, walking helps you burn fat. Yes, you do not have to pay a gym membership to do that but who said that no effort is involved?

You will start losing weight and you will see the results only if you walk at a certain speed and walking with a burrito in one hand and soda in the other is not the kind of walking we are talking about. So what should you do? The answer is simple – follow this 8-week walking plan and see the miracle happen!

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But before we start we should inform you that you should never forget that it is important to combine fast and steady pace just in one walk. You will get what we mean after you have a look at our 8-week walking plan.

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But before we start we should inform you that you should never forget that it is important to combine fast and steady pace just in one walk. You will get what we mean after you have a look at our 8-week walking plan.

Week 1

You should start your walk with a fast 20-minute routine, to be more precise, your speed should 3-3,5 miles per hour, that is 120-130 steps per minute(SPM). After that you are going to keep going with the approximate speed for another 35 minutes. Remember it is important that you do this walking routine at least once a week, the rest of walking time can be carried out at your regular pace.

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Week 2

This week is about to get faster. Your regular 20 minutes should be carried out at 125-134 SPM pace. The remaining 40 minutes you can slow down to 120-130 SPM.

Week 3

It is getting harder with each week, but - no pain no gain, right? This week your speed walk will get close enough to 4 miles per hour, to be more precise 129-138 SPM. While 45 minutes of steady walk remain at 120-130 SPM rate.

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Week 4

Congrats, you have reached 4-miles-per-hour level, make sure you do not fall behind 133-142 SPM while starting your 20-minute fast-walking routine. Long walk becomes even longer – 50 minus, but the pace remains the same.

Week 5

137-146 SPM that is your rate for this week’s 20 minutes. While long walk gets shorter, 35 minutes, but faster – 3,5-4,5 miles per hour.

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Week 6

140-150 SPM it is 4-4,5 miles per hour, pretty impressive right? Do not forget about 40 minutes at the same rate as the week before!

Week 7

143-53 SPM for the next 20 minutes is what you are about to get to this week. Plus 45 minutes at already regular pace – 130-150 SPM.

Week 8

It is high time you reach 5 miles per hour pace for next 20 minutes. And you can slow down for next 50 minute to 130-150 SPM rate.

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