Yesterday, I wrote about my personal experience to gain weight. Today, let us focus on what many people around the world are struggling to do…LOSE weight? Diet is obviously a key factor in the daunting task of weight loss, but what is the best type of exercise to complement your diet? The answer may surprise you. According to a published study, “results show that type of cardio performed for fat loss (interval vs. steady-state) probably doesn’t matter as much as the number of calories burned…” The important message here is that losing weight is beneficial to your overall health, but don’t stress over which exercise is the best. Find an activity, or exercise, that contributes to your health goals and that you enjoy. You have no excuses and a variety of options, from walking, running, weight-training, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), swimming, using the stairs at work, or even CrossFit if you are an experienced lifter and adventurous. If needed, start out small with only 15 minutes, 2 days a week. Within a few weeks, you’ll begin to feel better and may naturally begin to increase your weekly workout/activity time. Same concept for improving your diet. Start with adding just one piece of fruit per day and avoid the sugary drink a few times per week. Make small adjustments, slowly introducing more healthy foods. A small taste of the health benefits to follow will leave you craving for more.
This post was inspired by the article linked below from www.examine.com.