Three Keys to Successfully Losing Weight – Part II

Three Keys to Successfully Losing Weight – Part II

• To achieve permanent weight loss, exercise is crucial.
• 90% of those who keep their weight off exercise regularly
• During the weight loss period—30 minutes, 6 times per week
• For maintenance, at least 30 minutes, 3-5 times per week
• The best approach to exercise is to condition muscles slowly and gradually move to higher levels of performance.
• At the beginning of a weight loss program low intensity exercise—like slow walking—is best. This is especially true for those who are very heavy. As you eat better and are consistent with exercise you can progress to more energetic forms. Examples would include faster walking, bicycling, running, jogging and aerobic workouts.
• Exercise is important—not for the calories burned during a workout—but to raise the metabolic rate and train the body to burn calories and fat when you are more sedentary.
• Long-term aerobic and strength training does help build muscles and help them utilize oxygen more efficiently and burn fat more readily.
• Remember to go slowly, it is a process and making these changes can take months or even years.