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5 Exercising Tips to Lose Weight

If weight loss is your main motivator for exercising, make sure every minute of exercise counts. Exercise researchers have been hard at work on this issue, and now years of study indicates that the following exercise moves can you to burn more calories during exercise:


The American College of Sports Medicine reports that you can increase your metabolism for up to 24 hours post-exercise by adding intervals of intense exercise to your exercise routine that leaves you breathing hard. For example, if you're a walker and you typically exercise for 30 minutes, try adding a burst of jogging for 30 seconds every 5 minutes. As you become more fit, you can increase the interval length to a minute, and decrease the walking segments to 4 minutes.

Move more, eat wisely

If you’re going to undo your exercise efforts by eating a poor diet and consuming more calories than you’ve managed to burn, there is little point in going to efforts of intense exercise. When it comes to food choices and losing weight, it’s a case of abiding by the ratio of eating the appropriate calories in accordance with calories spent. It is important to increase your activity levels, eat regular meals, avoid hidden calories in alcohol, avoid saturated fats, increase your intake of vegetables and snack wisely which will help you to shed those excess pounds.

‘To get technical, you need to create a calorie deficit, which means using more calories in a day than you consume—and the consumption part plays a much bigger role in that than burning calories in the gym, or while carrying your groceries home, or any of the other myriad ways you put your muscles to work each day. (If you have a history of disordered eating, please talk to your doctor before making changes to either your eating or your exercise habits, to make sure you're doing it safely.) Other lifestyle habits, like sleep and stress management, and health conditions (think thyroid issues, to name just one of many) also affect your weight. Point is, weight loss is a complicated and extremely personal journey that doesn't look or work the exact same way from one person to the next.’


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