Exercise and Weight                                                                    

Exercise for Weight Loss

Exercise and fitness are an effective and essential part of any weight loss program. It's a simple equation - to lose fat, you must burn more calories than you take in from food. The reality is - many of us don't like exercise!!! We don't have enough time, its too difficult,we lack motivation etc.... so we go back to sitting down with tea and biscuits.

Finding the motivation, time, and right weight loss exercises cause us to stumble. Yet exercise is important for so many areas of our health (mental well-being, metabolism, fat loss, heart condition, and longer life).

The real problem is that we try to do too much too soon, fail to keep up with the plan, and give up altogether!!

Exercise + correct eating   = weight loss

What Exercises and How Much?

Regular exercise can speed up your metabolism, thus burning more energy - and fat. What is aerobic exercise? For many of us, it conjures up those images of sweaty gyms, wearing a large T-shirt, and watching all those others wearing their tight leotards moving so well to the music.

But it does not have to be this way. Aerobic exercise can be any cardiovascular exercise that is sustained for a long period of time. This could be 25 minutes of walking, running, in-line skating, even time on the rowing machine.

There are many different ideas as to "how long is enough?". Some recommend shorter bursts (20 minutes), while others recommend an hour of cardiovascular activity. The fact is, for many of us - it is very hard to find the time - a lifestyle change is needed.

Start small and work up - aim for some exercise 3 times a week. It doesn't mean you need to sign up with a gym - simply getting out in the fresh air for a short walk is a good start. If bad weather makes this difficult, simply start with gentle stretches or a couple of stair climbs.

When is the best time?

Any time is the simple answer, whenever you can find time. Remember every little helps.....

 

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