If you’ve decided you want to lose some weight (whether simply a few pounds or a more sizable amount), it’s likely that you’ve done the study on diets, programs, gyms, exercises, and whatever else you could find about it. If so, you might have seen that a lot of credible resources will let you know that weight reduction and fitness are tightly related to. If not, that’s what I’ll let you know now.
If you wish to lose weight, you need to recognize a few truths. One of the most apparent is that if you burn more calories than you take in, you shall lose weight. So the choice is to eat less or to exercise more to burn off those calories. That said, dramatically reducing your calorie intake can backfire on you because your body will slow your metabolism down in order to accommodate this adjustment in calorie intake. This will cause you to actually gain weight instead of lose it.
The next fact is that a combination of water and oxygen leads to fat burning. Ensure that you are getting at least a half gallon of water every day. The body uses this water when you exercise, and helps you lose weight in a wholesome way. Again, you must incorporate your drinking water intake with some type of aerobic fitness exercise (increased air) for this to work. Choose something that you want and can do frequently like walking, biking, going swimming, backyard work, etc. So long as you get your heartrate up a bit, it’s a good fat reducing exercise.
Finally, consistency is the main element when it comes to your weight loss and fitness plan. So many people jump into something quickly with the mindset that they will just keep up the pace for a couple of weeks or a couple of months and then they can go back to their usual life.
In reality, your plan should be a life-long commitment. Even after you lose the weight, in order to maintain your goal weight, you need to eat right and get some activity in. So, pick an activity that you love (or can at least stand). Walking is a good example – if you live in a busy city, you may be able to wealk a little further to work by parking further away or getting off the bus or train a stop or two earlier. This way you can actually, save on fitness center expenses, without having to be concerned about finding the time in your day to exercise.
If not, irrespective of where your home is, you should be able to find enough time to have a 20-minute brisk walk around town. Bring a buddy along to keep you entertained and you’ll see that the time flies. The bond between weight loss and fitness is too strong to ignore. So, choose your plan and stick with it forever…
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