Weight management and exercise programs
Diet is obviously important in any weight management program but it must be combined with an activity program. Trying to lose weight without addressing the exercise levels is a recipe for failure. Activity can mean a variety of things, including exercise, dog walking, washing the windows, house cleaning or even shopping. All are factors that contribute to your daily activity level. Around an hour a day in total is worth aiming for. The amount of physical activity that an individual can do on a daily basis depends on their personal level of fitness. If you are not sure how much activity to undertake, consult your GP to get guidance.
Exercise burns calories, simple as that. The more the exercise, the more calories are burnt. Muscles burn calories, even at rest, so increasing your bodies muscle content works well to keep weight under control.
Benefits of exercise include;
Increased metabolism means more calories are burned, so weight management is easier.
Blood pressure is reduced
Increased efficiency of the heart
Muscles and bones increase in strength
Increasing fitness means your are less fatigued at the days end
Your sleep patterns are improved
You will feel and look better in yourself
This will increase your confidence
Improved sex life
Digest the facts above and realize the benefits of exercise as a routine in your life. It is the only way to make sure that you control your weight and more importantly, that you don't put it straight back on again.You don't have to set out to strain yourself lifting weights and exhausting your body. Take it easy to start with - a 10 minute walk around the block. Build on this daily until you feel comfortable with increasing activity to the next stage.
Most of all make sure you have fun - enjoy it. Choosing an activity that you enjoy will ensure you are more likely to stick to your new regime.
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Quick weight loss pointers
Take your bodyweight and photograph before starting on your journey.
Have a pet; engage yourself in a hobby like gardening
Reduce weight to be fit not thin.
If you feel your work towards losing weight is taking fun out of life, choose fun as life is short.
Do not reduce calorie intake suddenly, expecting quick result
Use good scale for measuring your weight. Use same scale every time as not every scale have correct calibration. And take weight in a fixed time of the day. As we do not weight same all through the day.
Drink water, not coke or coffee
If you find exercising boring team up with a group of like minded people; the group dynamics will help you stick to the schedule and on the top of that it will be fun instead of boring routine.
Consult a doctor about what should be your ideal weight without a goal in front of you, you will go no where.