We all know how important it is to exercise in order to experience weight loss. Unfortunately, there is not one kind of exercise that works best for weight loss. Everyone experiences weight loss differently, but people should create a balanced workout schedule to include aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises.
First, aerobic exercise can be called cardiovascular training, cardio or simply aerobics. Cardiovascular exercise includes any kind of movement that raises your heart rate and makes you breathe deeply for an extended period of time. Examples are running, swimming, riding a bike, and brisk walking. Aerobics has many benefits, such as burning fat and calories both during and after exercise, and it improves the function of your heart and lungs.
Second, strength training is the kind of exercise that builds healthy muscle tissue. Strong muscles help you to move your body more efficiently. In addition, adding muscle helps you to lose fat as well. When you build muscle, you increase the amount of lean tissue on your body. A body with more lean muscle mass burns more calories even when it is at rest. Experts recommend that we include strength training exercises to lose weight more effectively. It is estimated that an easy strength training routine can take about 15 Ė 20 minutes 3 times per week.
Third, flexibility training is stretching. Stretching helps us to maintain good range of motion in our joints and helps our muscles to remain loose and healthy. Also, it is important to include quiet meditation in your stretching program to help you to sleep better at night. All of this helps us to move more efficiently during the day and experience less pain from tight muscles or from muscle imbalances.
Finally, letís focus on creating a balanced exercise routine that includes aerobics, strength training (15 Ė 20 minutes), and flexibility training (10 minutes). As you can see it does not take a lot of your time to become healthier, stronger, and may increase your weight loss in the process.
Remember, a healthy body is likely to move and burn more calories, helps to relieve stress and reduce emotional eating. So, what are you waiting for? Letís get moving for better health and fitness!