Why You Need To Have A Good Diet And Exercise Regime For Weight Loss.

April 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Isometric Exercises

Article by Shirl Wynn

When undertaking a weight loss regime a lot of attention is given to food and cooking which is necessary. A lot of people do not execute an exercise regime as well. But food intake and exercise go hand in hand for everyone’s general well-being.

When you exercise your body improves by burning fat and developing your circulation and metabolism. Exercising constantly will improve your body in removing toxins by way of the sweat glands and lymph nodes. This in turn will help to balance blood sugar levels.

Clinical studies confirm that lazy people who do not exercise have untoward insulin outcome to moderate levels of carbohydrate. What this means is that exercise will not only help you to lose weight but to keep it off as well.

There are two types of exercise aerobic and anaerobic.

Aerobic exercise has one predominant aim and that is to elevate the heart rate. This will in turn cause your body to use more oxygen thereby giving all your cells a fresh supply of oxygen. Being inactive many cells will be oxygen impaired but after exercise they will be invigorated and as a result you will feel fine.

When commencing a new aerobic workout it is wise that you seek advice from your doctor or physician. You must start carefully giving your body time to adapt to the new routine.

With any type of exercise you must warm up and stretch your muscles to prevent straining them. Suggestions for exercise are walking, swimming, golf, tennis and dancing. These activities will get your heart pumping without putting too much strain on your body.

Set yourself little goals and increase them gradually and your body will respond accordingly.

Any exercise which is not aerobic is called anaerobic exercise and these will build muscle mass such as weightlifting and strength training. Working with weights is critical in losing weight. When you lose fat you will need to take the place of it with muscle to become lean. Isometrics and resistance training are good excellent weight bearing exercises which will help in improving bone density, posture and increase fat burning.

To lose weight effectively and safely along with the food intake you must have an exercise routine otherwise you will not succeed in producing the lean body you want.

So you are probably asking yourself what is the right diet and weight routine for you? The answer is quite clear, it is the one you will keep doing long-term. This will not be easy as you need a whole attitude change to implementing new things and a new mindset. The next question you need to ask yourself is what is your motivation to keep with the program when you do not feel like it.

Some tips to help would be to exercise with a friend or family member where you share your journey with each other egging each other on.

Creating a log book or diary recording your progress is a must so that you can see your development and see what works for you as well as what does not work. Take a photograph of yourself each month in your swim suit so you have a visual picture of the change in your body form. This will definitely help you with inspiration.

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