A New Study Says Even a Moderate Amount of Walking Will Help With Weight Loss

Kaitlyn McLintock

Losing weight might seem complicated, difficult and demanding—something that requires you to overhaul huge parts of your life, not the least your fitness routine. You'll have to start working out every single day for a long period of time, doing something high-cardio or at least high-intensity, right? According to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition, not so much. 

The results of the study showed that weight loss is more about what you eat, rather than how much or how hard you exercise. At first glance, that might sound quite obvious (after all, the common saying is that achieving a healthy body weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise). However, the results were shocking. Researchers found that "moderate" walking, for only three hours a week, boosted participants' weight loss significantly, compared with participants who ate the same number of calories but didn't walk. 

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