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Weight Loss: Exercise Is Necessary

Nov 22, 2007
Many of us live relative sedentary lives. We are designed to move, but our modern lifestyle permits us to be less active than we should be. Our lifestyle is rather unusual when you consider how we are meant to be. We wake up in the morning, move to the breakfast table, then to the car, next to the office, followed by a restaurant, then to the living room to watch television and finally back to bed.

You should keep in mind that this is a relatively modern phenomenon. Not too long ago, a man who worked on the farm did the equivalent of 15 miles of jogging each and every day.

In today's world, our daily routine keeps us regulated to our homes, chairs and car seats. If we want physical activity, we must create it for ourselves.

Obesity is caused by two things. The first is how and what we eat. The second, and equally important, is the lack of physical activity. Therefore, it is important that we create some sort of activity program.

Keep in mind, that exercise alone is not sufficient. It is also necessary to change your eating habits to lose weight and to improve your health. Nevertheless, it is essential to incorporate some sort of sustained activity program. The more consistent you are in your daily exercise, the easier it is to lose and maintain your weight. Here are some things to consider.

Get some quality sleep. Exercise and good quality sleep complement each other. In order to function well you need good sleep. To sleep well, you have to have enough physical activity.

Walking is probably the simplest exercise program of all. When done properly, walking may be the only exercise that you require. You should gradually build up to to 45 minutes to one hour of brisk walking five times per week. Besides weight loss, the walking has both physical and psychological benefits that are more than worthwhile.

Of course, walking outdoors is preferable. When the weather is bad; however, use a treadmill.

The plan is to develop a consistent approach to diet and exercise. This should be, of course, lifestyle changes and not merely some temporary bandaid. The objective of your program is to lose weight, feel better and to improve your health.

This program that you develop requires both focus and dedication. Determination is essential to obtain your desired results. Many of us get impatient easily. What we are striving for here is long term results. In the matter of losing weight, as with many things in life, perseverance is omnipotent.

This is just the beginning though. If by the first week you are able to stick to your program, you have a great chance to further boost your weight loss and stay with the plan until you achieve your desired result. Try as much as possible to be unlike the people who give up easily just because they could not see the result they want at the time they want. Patience is a virtue. The same way it took your body time to gain all that weight, think about it as the time your body will have to exert just to get rid of it.

Stop procrastinating and seize the day. Take the time now to develop both your diet and exercise programs. Implement them immediately. Make adjustments as time goes on and you learn more. Remind yourself that lost weight and improved health are gifts to both you and your family.
About the Author
Kathryn Soloff is the co-publisher of http://www.natural-remedy-dot-com.com/fatburnerreviews/herbal_fat_burners.html where he provides additional advice, tips and hard to find information on Weight Loss. Sign up for our free ecourse: 10 Steps To Lose Weight Without Dieting
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