Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise we can get hold of.
It’s free can be done in all sorts of weather and climates.
Exercise is very important so as to be strong enough to meet the everyday challenges in life.
It can help improve heart and lung efficiency, produce endorphins and maintain posture.
Another well known benefit of exercise is to enable you to maintain a healthy weight, and it can even aid weight loss.
Walking for weight loss: What is the Active 10 app and how can it help you burn fat? (Pic: GETTY)
But sometimes it can be difficult to find motivation for vigorous exercise.
It can be expensive to join a gym, and you also have to set off extra time to go there.
But there is something which most of us can afford to fit into out everyday lives, because we need to do it to get anywhere – walking.
And now an app has made it even easier for you to fit in a short walking workout which will help you burn fat.
The NHS are encouraging people to do a 10 minute brisk walk every day to increase physical fitness, improve mood, quality of live and increase physical leanness and healthier weight.
Walking for weight loss: It’s an easy way to lose weight (Pic: GETTY)
“Ten minutes is a simple and achievable way to start building some activity, or adding more, into your day and it’s a great place to start when working towards the guidelines”
It can also help lower the risk of serious illness such as type 2 diabetes and dementia.
The NHS says: “Ten minutes is a simple and achievable way to start building some activity, or adding more, into your day and it’s a great place to start when working towards the guidelines.
“A 10 minute continuous brisk walk a day could have a significant impact on your health, although we would encourage you to build more into your day if possible.”
This can be done at any time during the day – on your way home from work, on your way to the shop, or just when you want some fresh air.
Walking for weight loss: The Active 10 app makes it easier (Pic: GETTY)
And the best thing about the is that it is free to download for anyone with an Android 4.4+ or iOS 9+ / iPhone 5s+ phone.
The Active 10 walking app is a tracker which takes away the guesswork from the exercise.
It will show you how much “brisk” walking you are doing, and how you can improve.
It’s hard to know just how quick a brisk walk is, but with the app’s sensors it tells you when you have reached the correct speed.
The app also allows you to set goals for the day, and is easy to use.
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