Your Core and What It Is Telling You: You Need To "Walk Off" Your Waist Line!
When you look up the word “CORE” in the dictionary you might find:
The body's core, or midsection, is physically the central part of body. However, it also central to almost everything we do and a great visual representation of your overall health.
The core is the base of support for your entire body. It is the "central" operator, responsible for just about every movement! The core muscles surround and support the spine and pelvis, connecting your upper body and lower body. When you got to move, the brain sends signals to different muscle groups to complete that activity. Guess what? The core is one of the first muscles to receive messages from the brain, even before starting an activity. Take doing something simple as standing up. The nervous system anticipates the activity, requiring the core to brace for support. The core is in fact “central” to almost everything we do. That is why a "weak core" can be linked back to most injuries. Everything from back injuries to shoulders, hips and knee injuries can be traced back to a weak core.
The core is also a great "representation" of your health. Sixty percent of adults carry extra weight in their midsection. That extra weight is sometimes called love handles, saddlebags, or muffin top. This extra weight is not just skin, it is called subcutaneous fat. This "fat" sits just beneath the skin. It builds up slowly and is primarily the result of eating too many calories and not being active enough. Any extra calories that were not "burned", get stored and over time, they add up. You don't wake up one morning with a muffin top.
The other type of midsection fat is called visceral fat. This fat sits deep under the skin, surrounding the organs. This type of fat can lead to health problems. It can also impact how your body functions to include cardiovascular disease.
God made us all different. Some of us are shorter, taller, bigger boned, have slower metabolisms. I get all of that. However, doctors advise that If your waist measures over 35” inches in women or 40” in men, you need to come up with a game plan. It isn't a "vanity" thing, it is a life or death "thing".
The Mayo Clinic reported that adults with a large waist size are at greater risk of premature death than are those with a normal waist size. They referenced a study that looked at data from 650,000 adults and found an estimated decrease in life expectancy for those with larger waist size. Specifically the data showed that men with a waist size of 43 inches had more than a 50% greater risk of death than did men with a 37-inch waist. For women, those with a 37-inch waist had an 80% higher risk of death than did women with a 27.5-inch waist.
A large waist size is a red flag and most people decide to go on a diet to addres it. However, did you know that two out of every five people on a diet quit in the first 7 days? Only 1 out of those 5 even make it past a month! Hitting the gym has almost the same data points. Gyms report that almost 90% of customers who sign up in January, quit three months later.
There is an easier way to lose weight. Grab your KILOGEAR CUT and walk the weight off. If you have a midsection or are struggling with your weight, you most likely have not been exercising. So, adding a high intensity workout into your schedule probably doesn't sound appealing. And, it may not even be safe or practical.
Walking in weight is your best solution!
Wearing our weighted tops and bottoms activate your muscles MORE. Our proven methodology places extra load on the extremities (arms and legs). When you wear even our minimal load, the brain sends messages to all the major muscle groups, especially the core, to work together to complete the activity. Not only does the brain activate the core, the brain commands more muscle fibers to be used. All of this "extra work" causes a bio-reaction: the body burns more calories. As you move and repeat, over time, you will lose weight and add lean muscle.
A study in the Journal of Exercise Nutrition and Biochemistry showed the positive effects that walking could have on burning fat and reducing waist size in obese females. The women tested walked between 50-70 minutes 3 days per week for a total of 12 weeks. After the study, they found that the participants lost an average of 1.5% body fat and 1.1 inches around their waists.
Imagine if they would have been wearing KILOGEAR CUT? They would have achieved their desired goal faster and lost more weight. Our third party VO2 testing showed that you will burn more calories wearing our weighted gear, especially while walking.
So, how much walking do you need to do? Experts recommend that you need to walk an extra 10,000 steps each day. Since one pound of body fat equals 3,500 calories, they estimate that walking an extra 10,000 steps burns about 2,000 to 3,500 extra calories each week. By doing this, you could lose about one pound per week. Adding KILOGEAR CUT to your walking will only increase the number of calories you burn.
If you don’t have a step counter, it is recommended that you try walking five miles extra each day. If you struggle to find the time to walk those 10,000 steps, I recommend getting a walking desk or a treadmill. Set it up in your living room or home office. With a walking desk, you can work and walk at the same time. Right now, as I type this message, I'm walking, in my KILOGEAR CUT and working!
If you read this entire article, you need to get yourself into a pair of our weighted full length tights and weighted long sleeve top. You can email the company and ask us to add a zipper to the top, so it is easier to get on and off. The first time you go to wear the gear, load and wear the bottom weights in the tights or leggings and load and wear the weights in the forearm pockets first. As you become comfortable wearing weight, you can continue to load more weight on future walks. Walking in KILOGEAR CUT will help you shed the weight faster!!