Fitness - The Key to Weight Loss

Physical exercise is not only the key to losing weight, but it also has major health benefits: Helps you lose weight and maintain your ideal weight Improves your self-esteem and restores confidence Helps you sleep better, relax, and improve your mood Helps you look and feel great Increases your stamina Reduces risk of heart disease and stroke Helps protect against injury Lowers your blood pressure Reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), raises good cholesterol (HDL) Enhances sexual desire and performance Reduces the risk of developing certain types of cancer Reduces your level of anxiety and stress Improves your immune system. Right now, the greatest results in raising our metabolism come from exercise and building our muscle mass, while reducing our body fat.

Adding more muscle to the body, in turn causes us to burn more calories, and this helps to elevate our metabolic rate. It also gives your body the energy you need and makes you feel good. Working out at a gym is a great way to boost energy levels and lose weight. , based on highly scientific testimonies by others as well as personal experience your over all feeling of well being and self esteem will increase ten fold, if an exercise program is followed for at least six months This will burn many calories increasing muscle mass and you will look great as well.

The heavier more intense training will add more muscle if building bigger muscles is the desired result. Any type of weight training will build muscle giving you an increased metabolism. Doing something is always better than nothing at all You will need to boost your resting metabolism by building lean muscle mass by walking, running or a cardiovascular workout. start of slow even if you only do ten minutes a day and you do this religiously you will see the benefits the discipline of making a start and continuing to do so will increase your personal power and you will develop your exercise routine into a habit that once developed you will find hard to stop, you will have formed a good foundation on which you can build.

Diet is important also if your body is used to having a certain amount of energy every day and you drastically and suddenly reduce this amount then you are likely to feel drained and exhausted; prone to mood swings, food cravings and binges, and ultimately to give up. If you are eating high calorie foods substitute these for fruits and vegetables raw salads lean meats and high nutrient foods and you will avoid these problems eat some nuts two hours before a meal when you get those hunger cravings only a hand full though don’t eat the whole packet.

Losing more than 3 pounds a week is not recommended; unfortunately many of the fad diets claiming rapid weight loss are often achieving this at the expense of muscle loss. When dieting, your combined weight loss could potentially come from fat loss, water loss, or muscle loss. - it will be muscle or water weight that your loosing so try to keep it to 2-3 ponds or 1 kilo per week to maintain as much muscle weight as possible. 

In conclusion a sensible diet will provide you with all the necessary nutrients such as Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, vitamins and minerals needed for weight loss, improved health and overall fitness and in conjunction with proper exercise will be more than unmatched in helping you achieve these goals.