What’s Weight Got To Do With It?
Don’t just lose body weight – Lose Body Fat!
Many people diet and lose weight, but are you sure it’s all fat?
When you lose one pound of weight through dieting some of that is just the lost weight of water.
When you exercise about 50% of weight lost is water and the rest is Fat!
In recent studies comparing weight loss through diet alone and weight loss through diet combined with exercise it was shown that the combination of good nutrition and walking was more successful. In fact, the walking and diet group lost nearly five pounds more in the same amount of time!
The amazing difference is due to the Fat Burning ability of exercise. Even when walking at just 2 miles per hour you burn fat. If you exercise regularly, which means ideally 5 times a week, then you train your body to burn fat.
As you walk you strengthen your muscles, strong toned muscles actually burn more fat. And what’s amazing is that with more muscle you raise your metabolic rate which means you burn more calories even when you are asleep!
Walking improves your mood too, so whilst walking you not only lose body fat, you also feel good about it too. So you want to do more.
And the side-effects are beneficial as well! Including:
- Stronger muscles, bones and joints
- Healthier heart and lungs
- Reduced risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- So you live longer, healthier and happier lives!
Why don’t you start losing ‘Body Fat’ now? Walk and feel the Benefits!
If you are not participating in frequent exercise already then always start slowly to avoid injury! Please check with your GP first if you have a pre-existing condition or are over 40 years of age.