Resistance Training Contributes Greatly To Rapid Weight Loss
When trying to understand how rapid weight loss can be permanent it can be confusing. One thing that is perfectly clear is the best weight loss program must include regular exercise.
We'll not get into eating routines in this article other than to say that eating correctly will definitely aid in rapid weight loss. So will drinking lots of water each day. Exercise and eating right go together very well.
However if you had to choose one to improve upon first you should improve upon your lack of daily exercise. Walking is good but not good enough. It just doesn't increase your metabolism much following exercise.
Don't get me wrong. If you're just getting started with exercising and are in poor shape walking briskly is a great way to start. But for rapid weight loss the exercising has to be more intense.
You must combine an aerobic exercises with aerobic exercising like biking and swimming, or walking and running. A real key to rapid weight loss is resistance training (some form of weight lifting).
The reason is that only resistance training has the ability to add muscle to your body. Aerobic exercise won't do it, and dieting certainly won't either. Only regular weight lifting workouts will add the muscle you need to burn fat and keep it off forever.
One single pound of muscle burns about fifty calories more per day than a pound of fat. The more muscle you have the more calories you'll burn around the clock even while you're sleeping.
You don't even need weights. The Total Gym or other types of Pilates fitness benches give great resistance training.
A key to succeeding with any goal is to share it with someone. This is true with exercising. You need to have someone to not only encourage you but to also challenge you. It's too easy to take a day off. Then another and another. For rapid weight loss you can't miss workouts or take it easy.
You can be a challenger and encourager for each other. Don't take this point lightly.
To help with rapid weight loss you must be able to find a place that will provide a good workout for you. It's not imperative that you go to a gym or health club. For some working out at home with equipment makes more sense. Either way find what works best for you.
On the days when you do not have enough time to get in a complete workout and least do something! Every activity you do burns some calories and if you want rapid weight loss you can't miss. Take the stairs when possible.
Finally, get started and don't stop. It takes 30 days to develop a habit and then you're on your way. You can't achieve rapid weight loss and keep it off by dieting alone. Exercising on a consistent basis with a weight lifting program will burn more fat and preserve muscle.
by: Gerda Peter