Weight Loss and Exercises
Why Exercises are Important
Firstly, any exercises directly contribute to weight loss - more calories you burn, more weight you lose. Remember, to lose one pound of fat, you need to lose 3,500 calories.
Secondly, physical activity greatly reduces risks of many health problems, such as heart attacks, diabetes, and other diseases.
Also, doing exercises makes you feel good about yourself, and have a pleasant feeling of accomplishment. Psychological effects of exercising could be quite powerful in itself.
Finally, statistics confirm that those who incorporate exercises into their weight loss program, make faster progress and have greater chances of successful and long-term weight loss.
Cardio, or aerobic exercises burn much energy and help greatly with weight loss. These exercises speed up heart rate and breathing, and typically should last at least 30 minutes.
Weight, or resistance training exercises burn energy and help with weight loss as well, but they also develop your lean muscles. When you lose weight without exercising, 75% of weight loss is fat, and 25% is lost lean muscle mass. You do want to have more muscle mass - lean muscles need more energy, so you can eat more without gaining weight.
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