Excercise Melts Body Fat
If you want to reduce your body fat, focus on increasing
the amount of exercise you get rather than decreasing your
food intake. A recent national study was done using two groups
of sedentary men, one group in their 20's and the other over
A lot was learned from this accumulated data and it is interesting
to note that there was a significant relationship between
lack of physical activity and fat. Not surprisingly, the most
sedentary men had the most body fat.
These studies have also indicated that the governments current
recomended daily allowance for calories does not correlate
with the body's actual energy needs. For example, although
2400 calories have been calculated for older men, they in
fact burned an average of 2800 calories daily.
The leading experts now recommend that people who want to
lose weight start increasing their physical activity. Just
being more active in general (such as climbing the stairs
instead of taking the elevator, moving around instead of sitting
still, sitting up instead of lying down as well as showing
some excitement and enthusiasm instead of boredom), are things
that more effec tively burns calories and reduces body fat.
Everyone seems to have lost sight of the value of being active.
Consider this, a half-hour aerobic workout accounts for far
less energy expenditure than our minute-to-minute movement
in the office or at home.
Millions of Americans are trying to lose weight, spending
approximate§ly $30 billion a year on diet programs and
products, often they do lose some weight. But, if you check
with the same people five years later, you will find that
nearly all have regained whatever weight they lost. A national
panel recently sought data to determine if any commercial
diet program could prove long-term success. Not a single program
could do so.Being seriously overweight and particularly obesity
predisposes individuals to a number of diseases and serious
health problems, and it's now a known fact that when caloric
intake is excessive, some of the excess frequently is saturated
People who diet without exercising often get fatter with
time. Although your weight may initially drop while dieting,
such weight loss consists mostly of water and muscle. When
the weight returns, it comes back as fat. To avoid getting
fatter over time, increase your metabolism by exercising regularly.
Walking is one of the best exercises for strengthening bones,
controlling weight, toning the leg muscles, maintaining good
posture and improving positive self-concept. To lose weight,
it's more important to walk for time than speed. Walking at
a moderate pace yields longer workouts with less soreness
- leading t more miles and more fat worked off on a regular
basis. High intensity walks on alternate days help condition
one's system. But in a walking, weight-loss program, you are
not requried to walk an hour every day as some people would
have you believe.
When it comes to good health and weight loss, exercise and
diet are inter-related. Exercising without maintaining a balanced
diet is no more beneficial than dieting whle remaining inactive.
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