Exercise alone will not get you to your goal
Sedentary lifestyles are killing us.
There’s a “sweet spot,” not too little and not too much exercise.
One hundred fifty minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week is all you need. This is manageable, easy to fit into anyone’s schedule, yes you reading this right now can do it. Think about it you have 10,080 minutes in a week, 150 minutes is nothing. Get out your calendar and block off time and do not let anyone or anything get in the way!
Someone busier than you is running right now.
Researchers also found that individuals in the study also experienced more significant changes to their appetite. Greater hunger can lead to higher consumption of calories, adding to the reasons focusing solely on working out will end up in disappointment if your goal is to lose body fat. People also overestimated how many calories they burn during exercise.
A single slice of pizza, a scoop of ice cream, or a mocha can undo the benefit of an hour’s workout.
After an intense workout, it’s common to be less active the rest of the day, perhaps are sitting down to rest more, watching tv, skipping playing with the kids, or dog, due to being “exhausted from working out.” This is called compensatory behaviors.
Our body is brilliant. It will adapt and compensate for a loss in energy after exercise, some actions are unconscious, but these reactions are by design to offset the calories burned.
We should be active every day, not just in the gym.
To achieve a healthy body and lose body fat, exercise needs to be integrated into a lifestyle, combining all the factors that create a healthy mind, body, and overall wellbeing.
Understanding how much fat and muscle we have in our body is much more important than knowing how much we weigh. Focus on weight alone can cause us to reach for unhealthy short cuts and risk our health long term.
Your gym workout only accounts for 25% of your total daily energy expenditure. A more significant amount is used for basic needs, digestion, breathing, healing, repairing, and other functions; this is 75% of your daily energy.
Think about this. Food and what we drink accounts for 100% of the energy that goes into your body. Your exercise, no matter the level, is only 25% of that is burned.
Tip: It’s more about the quality of the calories you eat over the quantity.
Overtraining comes into play here as well. Any workout over 60 minutes doesn’t benefit in the way you’d hope it would. Results are usually the opposite and lead to a massive spike in stress hormones, burnout, or worse an injury.
Exercise is excellent for our health.
The lack of exercise and diet isn’t the sole cause of obesity in this country, its the marketing and promotion, leading to over-consumption of low-quality food.
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