Exercising and Weight Loss
weight loss and diets go hand in hand. You can never think of maintaining
weight loss without exercise. You should first start with your basic
activities. If you lie down and watch TV, try to sit and watch. If you
sit and watch TV, try to stand and watch. By
doing this you are increasing the calories being burnt. Don't keep a
chair next to the phone so that you can stand and talk. This is doubly
advantageous because you lose calories as well as well as keep those
phone calls short. If you are an office-going person, make it a point
to walk to your office taking the longer route. By increasing your exercise
levels you improve your chances of weight loss.
you feel the urge to snack, then make it reward-oriented. Tell yourself
"If I finish cleaning the house I will treat myself to that snack
I'm craving for".
start with a very strenuous exercise you will end up not sticking with
your program. Remember your body is new to this. It has been inactive
for a long time and needs time to get back into the groove. Start with
a simple jog and do it twice a week. The following week try to jog longer
and the week after that, jog three times a week. Execise sensibly and
lose weight permanently.
tend to overlook the importance of warming up exercises. They help to
stretch your body and prevent it from getting sprains and aches. Weight
training should also be done along with your aerobics. The reason is
that weight-training increases muscle mass. The more muscles you have,
the more fat that is burnt. I would advise women who are scared of getting
manly arms to use light weights. You want weight loss not muscle mass.
helps to release endorphins or happy hormones. They tend to give the
person a feeling of freshness and a sense of well-being. An important
point to note is that a lot of fluids are lost in the first few weeks
of the program. So your water consumption should be high.
zero calories can be taken in large amounts without worry. Exercise
should be avoided immediately after food. A minimum period of one hour
should have elapsed to avoid indigestion.
important point note is that if you are doing weight training you will
not notice drastic changes in weight because your muscles will replace
facts about exercising
have to look at your heart rate. It is a good indicator of the quality
of exercise you are doing. A heart rate of 100-110 maintained for about
15 minutes would be a good start. Raise the intensity and frequency
of your exercises gradually.
should be your main aim in the first few weeks before you start weight
training. A lot of videotapes are available; so make good use of them.
The treadmill is a very good aerobic machine to help burn a lot of calories.
the more muscles you have, the faster you burn fat. So don't forget
to spend some time on those dumbbells.
body starts getting used to your work out you have to change it for
further weight loss. This is a property of the body to acclimatize to
the situations. So keep changing your regimen once your current rate
of weight loss becomes stagnant.
your aims is to be the same weight, next year, same time. If you can
keep that up you would be better off than others who don't diet.
loss differs in sexes. Women tend to lose their weight in their busts
and legs. Men on the other hand, lose it around their abs. For areas
that are not reduced by your normal workout you would have to do specific
exercises for spot reduction.
loss exercises will help you to sustain your body weight.