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Walking for Weight Loss


Walking is a great way to burn calories and fat as part of a weight loss program. Find out more about how to use walking to maintain a healthy weight or to lose extra pounds.
  1. Walking for Weight Loss
  2. Calorie Calculators
  3. Diet and Nutrition Tools
  1. Workouts
  2. Plus Size Exercise Clothing
  3. Eating for Energy

Walking for Weight Loss

Walking is one of the easiest ways to add exercise to your weight loss plan. Find out more about how walking burns calories and how to start fitness walking for weight loss.

Calorie Calculators

Find out how many calories you burn in walking and other activity, and how many you should be eating for weight loss or weight maintenance. You can use the food calories and exercise tools at Calorie Count Plus to find the calories for each food item and keep a daily food and exercise log.

Diet and Nutrition Tools

Stay on track with these tools to help you eat better while losing excess weight.


Brisk walking for 30-60 minutes per day can make the difference for health and weight loss. Vary your workouts to keep it interesting and challenge your body to boost your metabolism.

Plus Size Exercise Clothing

Wearing the right walking clothing will increase your comfort, prevent chafing, and keep you dry. Avoid denim and cotton. It is worthwhile to invest in sweat-wicking clothes and undergarments that will support your chest and prevent chafing.

Eating for Energy

Don't workout on empty, but know how to give yourself the right fuel to build healthy lean muscle.

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