I’m just over 40 years old, and I quit smoking two months ago. I’m gaining weight because I quit smoking. I recently started walking at least four times a week. How often and how fast should I walk to prevent weight gain?
The answer depends on how much you’re eating to replace the satisfaction of your smoking habit. You can’t always outwalk your eating habits. What are you eating now that you weren’t eating before?
Watch your intake. Walking five to seven days a week at a brisk pace for 45 minutes to an hour helps most people keep weight in check. If you can’t walk it all at once, split it into two or three sessions. Keep it brisk.
And congratulations for quitting smoking!