Moderate exercise may be your answer

Many young people today are exercising very heavily in order to lose weight or stay trim. However they are not so successful and end up depressed and too exhausted to carry on their day to day activities and work.

The explanation is, you are exercising for 2-3hrs. out of your 15hour day but the question is how you are spending the remaining 12-13hrs. Many are so exhausted that they spend the rest of the day resting, lying down and reading or watching T.V, or sit at a desk or computer for hours thereafter. If you are too tired to be active for the remaining 13 hrs., and need to nap for 1-2 hrs., then your 2-3hrs. of heavy workout is only going to defeat your ultimate purpose of weight loss. Some people when too tired lose all self control and end up over eating and that would make it even worse.

If you want to speed up your weight loss or to tone your body more efficiently you may exercise in 2 sessions a day.30-45min. walk in the morning and 20-30min. walk in the evening. Even 25min.morning and 25 min evening can do wonders. This must be done for 7 days of the week so you must have done 14 walks in a week. If you are already doing 45min. to 1hr. walk or 1hr. aerobics, in the morning do not cut this down but add a 25min. walk in the evening.

Another interesting variation is to mix a jog with your walk. You walk, for 3min. and jog for 1min, then walk, jog, walk, jog and so on. Latest research shows that this alternated speed of movement where you intersperse your steady exercise level with spurts of more intensive exercise is the most efficient way to burn fat.

I must however mention that exercise alone is not the answer for weight loss. However efficiently you exercise you have to combine it with the following:

  1. A very strict avoidance of fatty food.
    • All Fried food and all Nuts
    • Butter, Ghee, Cream, etc.
    • Chocolate, Ice cream, Cookies, Cakes, Desserts, Sweets, etc.
  2. You need to eat all three meals balancing both carbohydrate and protein foods in every meal.
  3. You need to eat plenty of fiber in the form of whole cereals, fruits and salads.

If you follow this strictly for 3 months you could lose 8 to 10 kilos of weight. Last but not the least, drink 2 to 3 lts of water daily. The miracle formula for fitness is the combination of walk, water, and diet, together.

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