An Introduction To Weight Management
Being overweight is not only detrimental to your physical health but can sometimes cause you psychological harm as evidenced in low self esteem.
With almost everyone claiming to have the magic that slashes your weight in seconds, discerning the method that works has become a hassle. With the booming business on weight loss, everyone seems to have an opinion on what to do and what not to. The question is, how many of this theories work. For instance, when it comes to losing weight through exercise, public opinion will give you a million ways. Even those who are overweight and doing nothing about it will have something that works miracles to offer. The difference here is that it is a public opinion which is always not a professional opinion. If your decision is losing weight through exercise, then you need to know what types of exercises are more effective and how you can plan them for maximum gain. As a health and fitness buff, one of the questions I regularly get asked is whether quick and easy exercises can help lose weight. Most overweight people always opt for rigorous and heavy exercises thinking that these exercises will instantly convert and distribute their fats to an immediate slimness. The failure that results from this misconception always leads them to frustration making them abandon their exercise program altogether. Unless you are exercising to become a boxer or participate in the upcoming world cup, you should keep your exercise easy. This is not to mean that rigorous exercise does not burn calories, because yes it does. The reason I emphasize on keeping it simple in exercise is to ensure that the whole experience becomes bearable and enjoyable. Unlike in rigorous exercise where straining is the order, doing simple exercise will require little of your physical strain and more of proper planning and sticking to the plan. Some quick and easy exercises like stretches, push-ups, sit-ups, squats and jogging can be turned to an event to look forward to in your daily schedule. However, I will give further information about exercises and the myths that come attached with them, such as doing 1000’s of sit-ups will make you lose belly fat. It won’t, but in other posts I will explain why. With the right attitude and determination towards losing weight, you can make these ‘easy’ exercises enjoyable. For instance if you usually drive to the shops with listening to music over the car speakers, why not walk and listen to your music through headphones. Simple and small changes add up to a big gains. With as little mental attention to your exercises as possible, you will find yourself losing weight easily than you would have thought. One of the best things about the some these simple forms of exercises is that you can conduct them at the comfort of your bedroom, kitchen or office. They are actually great ways to begin an exercise regime without committing yourself to a gym. However, you have to make time. You can make it a morning or an evening ritual depending on your daily schedule. However I would recommend early morning exercise due to its double effect on refreshing you for the day and helping you burn the extra calories. In addition, research shows that morning exercise works miracles in helping you keep the consistency. With quick and easy exercises, time is of paramount value. You should ensure that you spend at least one hour in a day actively doing what you would call ‘exercise’ and spend other times of the day doing things like getting up and walking around as often as possible and drinking plenty of water. Following your schedule with rigor is a guarantee that your journey to losing weight will succeed. One mistake that most people make is thinking that cutting the consistency for a month has no effect on their overall outcome. The truth is once you stop, you go back to step one. Therefore, you should put it in the back of your mind that these exercise rituals are meant to be a life style for you. With properly selected and planned exercise, then you need a diet to go along. Even with the right kind of exercise, careless eating habits will draw you back to square one. Eating foods low in calories, taking vegetables, fruits and drinking a lot of water as an accompaniment to your exercise program will be work wonders. Healthy eating means eating what is good for you not what you crave! The point here is discipline. If you want some results in your losing weight effort, then you have to sacrifice. I will go into further detail about food and healthy eating habits in the nutrition section. With time, patience and hard work, exercise and healthy eating will become an enjoyable activity and then you will find yourself reaping the rewards of improving your health and well being.