Weight Loss Exercises and Weight Training
If you want to learn about weight loss exercises you can start with a combination of cardio exercises and weight training. First, though, be sure to talk to your doctor to find out if it is ok to begin an exercise routine, especially if you have not exercised in a while to find out if you are healthy enough to exercise. Regular exercise will help increase muscle tone and increase endurance so you will be able to spend more time walking, running or just playing with your kids a couple of times a week after dinner. So have that conversation and do what your doctor says is ok to do.
Cardio exercises and strength training
Cardio exercises strengthen the most important muscle of the body, your heart. Your lungs benefit, too by being able to function better. Cardio exercises consist of walking or running on a treadmill, using a stair stepper, elliptical machine or stationary bike and getting your heart rate up to a maximum level and sustaining that rate for up to 20-30 minutes.
Another type of weight loss exercises is strength training or weight lifting. Strength training consists of using exercise machines and free weights either at home or in a gym. Weight machines are usually the best to start out on because they offer some stability and help prevent injuries. Free weights can be introduced to you regimen slowly after your core strength has improved.
Use correct form when lifting and be careful not to lift too heavy of a weight at first. You want to be able to move your extremities tomorrow. Choose a comfortable weight and do your sets slow and controlled. With every rep count to seven, yeah do them that slow. Up for seven, down for seven. No bouncing or flinging of weights is allowed, slow and controlled is the way to go if you want maximum results. There is also a new theory out there that states if you do only one set with a heavier weight and take your muscles to fatigue, (which means you could not do one more rep even if you wanted to), you will get even faster results.
Do yourself a favor, stop jumping on every new diet that some new celebrity has endorsed, they never work. The reason that celebrity looks the way they look is because they can afford a personal trainer who literally kicks their butt every single day. What does work is eating healthy, paying close attention to what you are putting in your mouth and getting regular exercise. Make it a routine. Make an appointment with yourself everyday at the same time until you can’t start or finish your day without it. You cannot afford to miss your workout.
Your diet should be full of lean meats, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay away from carbohydrates like bread and potatoes. Learn new healthy ways to cook. Learn how to read food labels. Make sure that the fat percentage to the total calories is no more than 30%. Combining diet and weight loss exercises is the way to lose the weight and keep it off forever.