Have you decided to work on weight loss? Get ready and gear up with proper training shoes. It is advisable for those who are 40 and above and those with health issues to take necessary preventive advice from a health professional before starting any workout for weight loss. Any form of activity which is continuous, using major muscle groups – mainly increasing the load on cardio-respiratory system, to cope up with demand for more oxygen requirement in the tissue level for metabolism, is called aerobic activity. Brisk walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, aerobics, dance etc. are some of the normal aerobic activities that common man gets into.
One has to workout for at least five days in a week with the intensity of 80 percent of maximum heart rate, 30 to 40 minutes a day. One can calculate the maximum heart rate by using the formula of 220 minus your Age (220 – Age). In fact our body uses or burns fat as a source of energy only after 30 to 40 minutes of workout with moderate intensity. Of course we need to do warm-up and cool down to have a good start and end. Larger group of muscles needs to be stretched before and after exercises to avoid injuries and prevent soreness. Basic strengthening of major muscle groups, especially of lower limbs, will help one to cope up with exercising continuously without aches and pains on a longer run. People with arthritis can benefit a lot more with exercise in water. There’s nothing like doing exercises in the morning which has better effect on fat metabolism; however something is better than nothing. Consistency is the mantra for progress. Though it is true ‘No pain, No gain’, never associate pain with exercise; always accomplish the ‘feel good’ effect. Healthy mind and healthy body are the signs of healthy living. Happy exercising and happy weight loss!