The key to successful weight loss is developing a healthy diet and exercise habits. Diet is simply just eating healthy, lower-calorie meals. Exercise means being more physically active. Diet and exercise are the two essential components of weight loss.
Exercise is a structured and repetitive form of physical activity that you do regularly. Exercise when combined with a healthy diet, can speed up weight loss. Regular exercise builds lean muscle, which burns more calories than fat. This helps you burn calories faster, even when you’re sitting still.
Regular exercise makes your heart stronger and also lower blood pressure. Weight loss is generally 75 per cent diet and 25 per cent exercise.
So persons should focus on their diet when on a weight loss journey. Eating fewer calories is pretty straightforward when you follow three guiding principles. First, stick with a primarily plant-based diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and heart-healthy fats, like olive oil). Second, limit processed foods (such as frozen meals, deli meats, and refined carbohydrates, including pastries and white bread), which contain lots of empty calories in the form of sugar and unhealthy fats (not to mention a lot of salt). Reduced-calorie intake, count your calories.
These practices coupled with a consistent exercise programme will help you on your weight loss journey.
Exercise or physical activity helps your body in many ways. For example, exercise helps control the weight of a human. It helps prevent people from gaining unwanted weight and helps people who have unwanted weight to lose it.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that individuals include a moderate amount of exercise on most, preferably all, days of the week (Fit and Well 6th Edition 2005).
What Can Exercise Do For You?
• Exercise helps you to look good and feel good.
• Burns up stored body fats so your shape improves.
• Superb muscle tone.
• Strengthens back and abdomen.
• Strengthens bones.
• Keeps joints flexible to encourage efficiency.
• Strengthens heart and lungs so you won’t get tired easily
• Helps to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, back pain, cancer.
• Slows the aging process.
The best time to exercise is whenever works with your schedule.
Whether morning, mid-day or evening. Take action!
Speak to your doctor about dieting, exercise and what is right for you.
Your health…is your responsibility!