22 Feb Exercise your way to a better body
We all know that dieting alone can’t help you lose weight quickly, effectively and for good. Increasing your physical activity is the best way to complement your healthy food program, so you have to decide which exercise regimen fits your schedule and skills the best.
Most of us find it hard to lose weight in adulthood, so it’s better to start early and invest in making your body your strongest and most efficient asset. Diets—even the most effective ones—are never enough to help you lose weight permanently and keep your body in 100% good condition.
To really lose weight, you have to burn about 3500 calories more than what you already consume on a daily basis, and this will only help you shed one pound of excess body weight. Creating a considerable calorie deficit will help your body adjust better to your diet program and lose weight further.
Remember that losing weight involves melting away your fat deposits and replacing them with muscle. Before you embark on an exercise plan, check your weight first to determine how much you really need to lose. But, the weighing scale is never completely accurate and will not give you an absolute idea of how much weight in fat you must really get rid of.
When you step on the weighing scales, remember that it calculates your body weight in general—all the organs, water, muscle and fat are added up and shown in the result. Focus on your fat weight and make sure that you are not duped by the numbers on your weighing scale.
The experts say that you need to do a combination of the following exercises:
- Moderately intense cardio workouts (swimming, dancing, running) about 30 minutes per day for five days a week
- Vigorously intense cardio workouts 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week.
- About 8-10 strength-training exercises twice a week.
The good thing about exercise training programs is that you don’t have to work out at the level of the pros to start losing weight. The first thing you should do is to find out what you can and cannot do as an exercise. Only you can find out exactly what will work to help you lose weight effectively and permanently.