Spend ten minutes a day walking up and down stairs
Walking of any kind is one of the best and easy ways to lose weight, but stairs in particular work wonders for weight loss. Research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that stairs training in short bursts, for two to 10 minutes a day, helps lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health – allowing you to train even more.
Walk five minutes for at least every two hours
Stuck at a desk all day? A brisk five-minute walk every two hours will parlay into an extra 20-minute walk by the end of the day, and getting moving is more beneficial than a standing desk. And research shows that exercise in just five-minute spurts could help improve your health and reduce the risk of death.
You’ll lose weight and fat if you walk 45 minutes a day, not 30
Research shows that 30 minutes of daily walking is enough to prevent weight gain in most sedentary people, but exercise beyond 30 minutes results in weight and fat loss. Burning an additional 1250 kilojoules a day with five kilometres of brisk walking (45 minutes should do it) could help you lose 13 kilograms in a year without even changing how much you’re eating.