Regular physical activity
is an important part of effective weight loss and weight maintenance.
It also can help prevent several diseases and improve your overall health.
It does not matter what type of physical activity you perform - sports,
planned exercise, household chores, yard work, or work-related tasks
- all are beneficial. Studies show that even the most inactive people
can gain significant health benefits if they accumulate 30 minutes or
more of physical activity per day.
How can exercise help
to control my weight?
1. It burns calories
Physical activity uses up excess calories that otherwise would be stored
2. It slightly raises
your metabolic rate
The higher our metabolic rate, the easier is it to lose weight. In this
way, exercise helps to overcome the 'plateau' effect.
3. It gradually reduces
your fat ratio and increases your muscle ratio
Muscle cells are 8 times more metabolically active than fat cells. So
the more muscle you have, the less fat you have and the easier it is
to lose weight.
4. It's great for motivation
Getting active is a great way to increase your motivation to change
and your life!