Lose Weight Fast Exercises
Let me make one thing crystal clear – EXERCISE is the best way to win over obesity or over weight. So the question is – are you getting enough Exercise? Probably yes. But you MAY NOT be doing the Right Exercises though…The Exercises That Boost Your Metabolism!
There’s only ONE WAY to lose weight – and that is to create a net calorie deficit. Well, there are two ways to create a calorie deficit – one is to decrease your food intake so you are eating less than you burn, the other is to increase your exercise related activity in which case you are burning more than you eat.
Now which is the better of the two ways to create a calorie deficit? Definitely burning the fat is far better than starving. In fact cutting calories drastically, causes weight loss at first, but it also causes muscle loss which leads to a decrease in metabolism, and eventually the weight loss stops. This is the drawback of many a conventional diets! You lose weight in the beginning, then stagnation which you just can’t break through.
Consuming more of the right foods (up to a certain limit) actually increases your positive metabolic activity. Food is energy; food is fuel, and it produces (metabolic) heat that is why food intake is measured by calorie which is also the measuring unit of energy. Excess of calories intake is converted into fat which gets deposited in our body and arteries.
Exercise burns calories thus causing a calorie deficit, but the real advantage of exercise over diet is that exercise increases your metabolism, whereas dieting reduces your metabolism. Exercise provides major health benefits, but starvation can only create health hazards.
Now, if you eat more of healthy foods and do more exercises, you get a double boost in your metabolism. If you eat less and exercise less you get a double reduction in your metabolic rate. Is that clear?
So, if you’re not an exercise person, you can still lose body fat with diet alone, as long as you manage to have a calorie deficit. But in this case you’re stacking the odds against you because ultimately, restrictive low calorie diets always cause metabolic damage. No matter how hard you try, you’ll almost always hit a plateau before you reach your long term goal and you’re likely to regain all that lost weight back – not a pretty situation, isn’t it?
The Fitness factor is attributed differently to different people. You better re-examine your definition of “Exercise” for losing fat and weight. Sitting on a bicycle in a health club might not suit you, but if you think little deep, I’m sure that you can come up with some type of physical exercise activity, that burns calories which you can enjoy.
The best exercise program for fat loss has a combination of cardiovascular (aerobic) training and strength training. But ultimately, you’re not likely to stick with exercise long term unless you choose activities you enjoy – so pick up something you enjoy, even if it doesn’t fall in the guidelines of “traditional” fat loss programs. It’s better to start doing something than nothing, and all exercises count.
People having orthopedic problems are not able to do some exercises, but mostly everyone can walk. So if you can walk good, do it. And everyone can do some type of strength training. Instead of focusing on what you can’t or what you don’t like to do, it is better to direct your attention to what you CAN do and what you would like to do. First of all get motivated to enjoy better health, physique and mind.
Maybe you don’t like being indoor all the time. Perhaps you’d prefer walking or jogging outside. Or maybe your like boxing or martial arts or you may like basketball or tennis. Maybe you enjoy classes, or yoga or pilates. So you see, your options are unlimited, but make sure you do something, or your body will start deteriorating.
Exercise increases your lean muscle mass, also you’ll get a permanent increase in your resting metabolic rate. Muscle drives your metabolism, keeps you young and makes you look more physically attractive. Others will notice how good you look, and you’ll feel better about yourself too. When you lose weight from diet alone, you’re likely to end up a “skinny fat person” with a slacking metabolism and very little lean body mass (not to mention, you’ll probably regain all the fat which you managed to lose previously).
Most importantly, be careful of what you say to yourself again and again, because that programs your subconscious mind and creates your self image. This can be either motivation or de-motivation. If you’ve been repeating to yourself for years, “I’m not good on exercise” or “I’m not an exercise man/woman”, that eventually becomes a part of your identity. You always tend to behave in alignment with your identity in order to stay true to yourself.
If you’ve never exercised before, then how do you know you’re not an exercise person? Did you try once briefly before and quit quickly? Then how can you be sure you won’t start to like it? Normally it’s difficult in the beginning and sometimes doesn’t feel so good – especially if you haven’t worked out for years. But it gets easier and starts feeling better when you practice it for some duration.
One thing I wish to tell you when you look in the mirror after just a few weeks of exercising and see your body start to change you’ll definitely begin to start enjoying exercise a LOT. Also it can get addictive, then you’re better off! The endorphins which get released when you exercise are like opiates which cause you to become an exercise addict. Ever heard of “runners HIGH”? Exercise is a better fat burner, positive energy creator, health improver and anti-depressant than any man-made drug will ever be. Exercise will be fun and gives you a great feeling.
Human beings were meant to move and face any physical endurance test. Bodies don’t lose their functioning strength by being used or over-worked, but they lose their strength by not being used enough, idling and “rusting out”. If the positive benefits of exercise don’t motivate you, then just picture yourself 10 to 20 years from now and imagine the picture of yourself – and what will be your situation – if you DON’T start exercising today.