Many people have asked me this question several times. What is the best exercise for weight loss? There is a lot to losing weight than just performing exercises. Researches have been conducted at major universities and there are three combinations that need to take place for efficient long lasting weight loss.
These 3 are Strength Training, Nutrition and Aerobics.
There are so many different weight loss programs or solutions on the market today. How can one tell which one is good for them? Consider your current lifestyle and decide what will fit into it.
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, training for a triathlon will not be possible for you. You may want to begin with a seated isometric exercise program to teach you how each muscle should feel when it is worked out.
Once you are comfortable with the isometric exercise then you can add some resistance. To do this, try an isoband or any other rubber tubing. To add some variety to your exercises take those isometric exercises and do a full range of motion moves with light to medium hand weights (3-5 lbs).
Always begin with the basics and listen to your body. It will inform you when enough is enough. If you are just starting, 10 minutes of strength training is a good place to start. A week later you can add another 5 minutes. Let your body become accustomed to exercising versus a hard core workout with you not being able to get out of bed the next day morning.
Healthy nutrition is also a large part of weight. You will need to make smarter healthier decisions with your daily food intake. Portion sizing is an absolute must. Most of us tend to eat more than we need. Reduce on eating junk foods but don’t cut them out completely. Save them for a special occasion no more than once a week and only a portion size.
I have found that through the years we all have good intentions and we tend to cut out on the foods we like. What happens is that you think about what you are missing, then you obsess over what you are missing and then you over indulge in what you were missing.
If you only had a single portion size of whatever it is that you want only once a week then you will not obsess over the loss of a favorite food. Also do not go below 1000 calories. You need some energy to produce energy.
Too many of us have the frame of mind to cut way back with calories thinking that the less we eat the more we will lose. In reality what happens is you are slowing down your metabolism because the body does not know where or when the next meal will be.
Aerobic activity means adding more oxygen into your system. When your heart rate increases because of movement you will breathe quicker. Going from a sedentary lifestyle to a 10 minute walk every day is a great start. After one week add in another 5 minutes to your walk. Walking is the easiest form of aerobic activity. You can do it anywhere anytime without equipment.
For those of you that are already performing aerobic activities I will encourage you to try something different. If you always go out for a 30 minute walk the same route the same pace the body will get used to it. It will become more and more difficult to lose weight. Change up your walk by adding in a hill or every few minutes quicken your pace.
There is a huge variety of activities that will get your heart rate up. Swimming, circuit training, skating, even raking leaves will get the heart rate elevated. The idea is to get your heart rate elevated and keep it elevated for at least 30-45 minutes 5 days a week.
For a faster weight loss result, try incorporating this with a good metabolism booster that can amplify your results. A lot of metabolism boosters also are appetite suppressants, so you will tend to find that you can lose weight a lot quicker with the combination of both these supplements and exercise.
There are so many theories out there and testing being done just listen to your body. Start with 10 minutes and slowly add in the additional time. You can also break up your time into various segments a day if required. The bottom line is JUST MOVE!
There are many best exercises for weight loss one can do to shed of some extra pounds. Whatever best exercise for weight loss you undertake, you need to make sure your nutrition is good at the same time.