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Does Walking Reduce Inner Thigh Fat?

Many of us feel very body conscious if we have fat present anywhere in the body. Fat on the inner thighs can be more embarrassing for some people and they want to know how to lose that inner thigh fat and get toned legs. One of the important question many want to know is that if walking can help in reducing inner thigh fat or does one have to go the extra mile to lose the fat from the thighs?

Does Walking Reduce Inner Thigh Fat?

Does Walking Reduce Inner Thigh Fat? (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

YES, it is true that walking helps in reducing the inner thigh fat; especially brisk walking. Walking briskly is a great exercise to lose overall weight also along with inner thigh fat. Walking is a simple yet effective workout where you don’t need any equipment except good walking shoes. Walking reduces inner thigh fat along with toning and strengthening the calves, hamstrings, quadriceps and firming the glutes. For people who want to reduce inner thigh fat, it is highly recommended to do brisk walking half an hour daily.

Many studies have shown walking not only helps you lose weight, but also make you healthier and stronger both physically as well as mentally. A research from the University of Virginia has shown that females who walked thrice a week for a short time in a brisk manner and along with two moderate-paced and longer walks were able to lose five times the weight when compared to others who walked at a moderate speed about five times in a week.

Brisk walking is a good cardio workout which means it is good for your heart. Walking helps in regulating the blood pressure and also decreases the risk of getting a stroke. Brisk walking not only helps you reduce inner thigh fat, but also increases your metabolism and helps you in burning those fat reserves; especially from inner thighs, to be used for energy. Walking also helps in strengthening your muscles and boosts the basal metabolic rate too. All this results in burning of a substantial amount of calories through the day and even at rest.

Running also helps….

Other than walking, one can also so some mild running to reduce inner thigh fat. Running also helps in making the leg muscles strong along with torching those calories. It is recommended to do a warm-up before starting on a run and wearing the right shoes appropriate for running. Always be aware of your posture when walking or running.


Walking is always a good weapon of choice to burn that stubborn inner thigh fat. However, along with walking, one also needs to follow a healthy diet and stay away from oily and sugary food items to lose not only inner thigh fat, but also overall body weight. Along with walking, one can also do exercises which specifically target the inner thigh fat, such as squats and lunges if one is able to. It will give results faster. So, get up and start walking and see the fat melt away from the inner thighs!


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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:November 11, 2022

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