Importance of Cardio Exercise in Long Term Weight Loss

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Losing a little or a lot of fat involves the same concept ... a consistent diet along with cardiovascular exercise and resistance training (weights and machines). This is the way in which the professionals (models, actors, and competitors) lose weight, and that is how it works. If you're overweight, you are sure you can not start a program of training with free weights and machines, but the benefits this gives you is much greater than you have ever thought off. Resistance training improves your loss by increasing fat to muscle mass, because more muscle mass means you will be burning more fat automatically therefore obtaining a fast and efficient metabolism.

 Apart from that, it also gives your skin and body more tone, firmness and better appearance, makes your bones strong, prevent hypertension, increases your strength, and improves your immune system, apart from improving your mood and giving you more energy during the day. The harsh truth is that when you start consuming a diet too low in calories your body prefers to use your existing muscle tissue for energy instead of using their reserves of fat. So, losing weight too fast is not a good thing. It is optimal to lose a steady and moderate pace, so that what you are losing is fat, and not just water weight or muscle.

 The ideal is to lose a maximum of 0.5 to 1.5 kilograms per week. If you are losing faster then you can be 99% sure that this is muscle wasting. Remember that you cannot burn fat in specific areas of the body. It is true that the more fat accumulates in the buttocks, hips and legs in women and around stomach, waist, back and low in the men but the reality is that you cannot simply do an exercise to reduce a specified area.

 What you should do first is to continue a program to lose fat in all areas of your body, and once you've fallen far enough you can work with more resistance exercises areas of your body in which he previously had difficulty now are strong, slender and tone (like the legs, buttocks and abdomen). To succeed, your weight loss program should include the following:

- A restricted diet (no zero or low) in calories.

- Cardiovascular exercise of moderate intensity, with duration of 30 to 60 minutes and a frequency of 2 to 3 times per week. You can run, using the walking, cycling, or elliptic machine.

- A routine exercise with weights and resistance machines, which trains, strengthen, and Tones the major muscles of your body (chest, arms, back, and legs), with a frequency of 3 to 4 times a week

- Supplement your diet with vitamins, antioxidants, glutamine (an amino acid that helps preserve your muscle mass), vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acids (flaxseed oil or fish)

- Being consistent and disciplined in everything we do during your program

- Monitor your progress, and adjust what you're doing according to the results to those obtained

 Even if you have the best plan then that will be useless if you cannot be disciplined about it. Remember that you must have a realistic program which you can implement in your daily life.


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This article was sourced from - ezinearticles.com - Adeel Shaikh

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