So how many of you exercise at home or go to the gym more than 3 times a week?
And how many of you believe you can't loss weight unless you do a strenuous cardiovascular workout?
Or how about . . . Why do we need to exercise at all???
Well . . . exercising boosts the brain chemical called "endorphins", which makes us feel more energized and increases oxygen levels in the blood.
Now . . . during exercise the body needs extra energy which it gets from "burning fat". This fat is released into the bloodstream, where it travels to the muscles to give them the energy they need. And this in turn . . . makes the muscles work better and helps "shrink" fat cells.
You see . . . exercise increases "fat oxidation" which reduces fat mass. And these fat deposits are eliminated through the byproducts of this fat metabolism. Which leaves the body . . . as sweat through the skin, pee from the kidneys, and carbon dioxide from the lungs when you exhale.
And we need this process to "burn calories" and lose weight.
Now . . . the problem with "intense" exercise is that sometimes we lose too much of this bodily fluid and their electrolytes, which can lead to moderate "dehydration".
And as we know from previous Health tips . . . we as a society are "normally" dehydrated due to this Western diet we love so much.
Now . . . add to that sweating out too many electrolytes when we over exercise to lose weight. And it now becomes even "harder" to accomplish our mission of a fit and trim body.
Simply put . . . when the body is dehydrated . . . it slows down all the chemical reactors in the body which can affect the rate at which the body "burns calories" for energy, which can then lead to a greater difficulty losing weight.
So to lose the pounds and get in shape . . . first and foremost . . . we must stay hydrated.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER!
Next up. . . there are many reasons to exercise and many ways to do it. But when it comes to losing weight . . . “less” is “more”.
Well . . . high cardiovascular exercise not only dehydrates the body . . . but it's also very “acidic” to the body and can cause more “inflammation” than the body can handle . . . which in turn, can slow the process of losing weight.
Therefore, the best form of cardiovascular is “rebounding” on a ”mini-trampoline”.
You see . . . this type of movement completes the motion of “G-Forced” gravity which aids in flushing out the toxins and fat from the body, while increasing the heart rate to burn calories.
Now . . . the other element to losing weight properly . . . is strength training . . .
You see . . . “strength training” uses energy stored in the muscles, which will produce more muscles.
And . . . producing more muscle . . . “burns” more “calories” than trying to just lose fat.
So “resistance training” helps with excess “fat loss” by increasing muscle size . . . therefore increasing the number of calories the body “burns at rest”.
And “resistance training” also becomes increasingly important as we age . . . why???
Well . . . “resistance training” can reduce the accumulation of “belly fat”. And guess what???
The International Journal of Cardiology, showed that high-intensity “resistance training” induces “faster” belly fat loss than “cardio” activity alone.
In fact . . . simply eating fewer calories each day as in my meal plan and lifting light weights at least 3 times a week for half an hour . . . has shown to reduce “visceral fat”.
And remember “visceral fat” is the dangerous fat in our organs and belly.
So exercising is a must for “burning” calories . . . but it’s all about the right kind.
And “rebounding” accomplishes compliant “cardiovascular” and “toning” for building muscle and burning calories. And "light strength training" is important because the more muscle we retain . . . the more calories the body burns at rest.
Tomorrow we continue.
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