How Your Body Changes When You Walk Every Day, According To Science

You Might Lose Weight

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to exercise vigorously to lose weight. According to a 2002 study, participants who walked regularly for three months ended up losing weight. Even moderate walking can prevent weight gain if you do it consistently.

A man steps on a scale to weigh himself.
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However, exercise alone cannot promote weight loss. In 2020, researchers from BYU discovered that people who walk between 10,000 and 15,000 daily is not enough to prevent weight gain. You have to combine a healthy diet with this exercise to see results.