Weight loss from
exercise can be achieved by walking, running, or some sort of
aerobic activity. You can exercise at home or at a gym. Other
physical activity such as gardening, doing housework such as
cleaning, vacuuming are also good forms of exercise.
in any form of intense physical exercise you may wish to consult
your doctor for a physical checkup. The doctor may check your
blood pressure and advise on how much exercise you can do. If
you are diabetic you will be advised accordingly. You can ask
the doctor for your ideal weight to height ratio.
If you have not
been physically active for a long time then you should start
gently. Perhaps begin with a few minutes each day for a week.
You can then add a few more minutes of exercise every couple of
days. Once you feel more capable then you should exercise for 30
minutes continuously everyday. Activity causes your muscles to
burn up surplus energy in the form of blood sugar. When all
blood sugar to used up your body will turn to the energy stored
in your fat cells.
Do not expect
miracles to occur in the first few days of exercise. You may
lose a tiny amount of weight within a week. This can be from
excess water in your system. Using a measuring tape around your
waist, you can determine if there is indeed weight loss.
You can increase
the intensity of the exercise every week to increase the energy
burn rate. Walking up and down stairs instead of using the
elevator or lift is good idea. Walking up a gentle incline can
help the weight loss. Wear a small backpack with a light weight
such as a small book. This should help you exercise more
Make sure you
drink about 8 glasses of water each day. This can help supress
your appetite. Eat a balanced diet of fresh fruit, vegetables
and protein. Avoid eating processed food products such as cakes,
cookies and candy. After exercising you can eat a small snack of
fruit such as an apple or banana to help you recover.
the form of bread or pasta is ok in moderation. The secret is in
the portion size. Keep it small. Meal size should be the size of
two fists held together. Protein helps you feel fuller faster.
Don't drink water during your meal. It will dilute your
digestive juices and affect your digestion. Green leafy
vegetables have fiber and help with your bowel health. Don't eat
till you feel like bursting.
weights can help with your exercise but should be small weights.
Heavier weights will build muscle. Exercising with friends can
help keep your motivation up. Praise each others efforts. Riding
a bicycle is another exercise option you can explore to help
If you have
trouble with your joints you might consider swimming or wading
in a pool. If walking or running proves to be difficult you
could try inflating balloons by blowing air into them. Start
with a small balloon. Do not over exert yourself.
Make your goal to
exercise and eat regularly and you will surely move towards your
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