If you want to lose weight quick and efficiently, you should get started on a walking program. It’s a low-impact exercise that’s so easy to fit into a busy schedule, and can be done by anyone regardless of age or fitness level.

Here are 3 tips to help you lose calories and burn fat faster

Walk more during the day

Power walking is a great workout, and even greater when it’s done in the morning. Try to do 30 to 45 minutes power walks four to five days a week. Then set yourself up to longer durations as you progress.

To get to your weight loss goals, take short walks for at least 20 minutes following every meal. This helps you control blood sugar and prevent cravings for more food. This also boosts your metabolism.

Another way of getting walking into your regimen is to take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you’re only going down two floors, take the stairs to and from the destination.

At night, once you’re off work, you can walk for another 30 to 45 minutes after every meal, but be sure to be very careful and take necessary precautions so you don’t get hit by a car.

If you’re just going down a couple of blocks to buy something from the store, try walking instead of driving. Not only are you burning fat, but you’re also saving up on fuel consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Minimize your calorie consumption

Walking is a great way to de-stress. Rather than going on a binge eating spree, why not walk? Walking does wonders for the body apart from burning off excess calories. One, walking strengthens your bones and muscles without risking injury.

When you want to watch your diet, it’s important that you focus only on lean proteins and vegetable while limiting your sugar intake. Keeping track of your daily calorie intake is crucial to helping you lose weight and get started on the right foot on the first few weeks.

Include strength training in your walks

What better way to lose weight than to include another exercise routine into your walking. Try to do bodyweight exercises during your workout at least two to three times a week. You can perform the following for starters:

  • Squats
  • Pushups
  • Planks

Be sure to get the form right as well in order to prevent injury. There are a lot of YouTube videos that will show you the proper form to do these exercises.