How does exercise fit in with weight loss?
Today I was reading an article about exercise and how it helps you to lose weight – on Women’s Health website. The article is suggesting that working out only helps in weight loss to a certain extent. Do you go to the gym every day but still not seeing the results you want in terms of losing weight?
“Most people operate under the assumption that the more they run, the more weight they’ll lose. That’s true, but only to a point. Running is an incredibly effective and efficient form of exercise for burning calories. (You burn about 8.5 calories a minute when moving at a comfortable pace.) Problem is, the more miles you log, the more efficient your body becomes at running and the fewer calories it burns, says Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., fitness research director at Quincy College in Massachusetts.”
There are strategies you can use to let your exercise give you better results. I am passing this article on because I think it is information we all need to have if we are active and we are trying to get to a healthy, goal weight. We have some previous articles on weight loss and building lean muscle that helps you burn calories and lose inches, pounds, and fat – not muscle. I posted a link to those articles below as well. CLICK:
If you missed the last two posts where we gave you calculators to determine your Metabolic rate and your Body Mass Index, I encourage you to check these out (just click on these links): Metabolic Calculator and Body Mass Index Calculator. You can visit those posts and get these numbers that are personal to YOU. It’s important to know these numbers – both for your weight AND your health.
Here’s one of our previous posts that explains a lot about your metabolism, building lean muscle and healthy weight loss: Fat and Inch Loss.