If you want to lose weight you don’t have to exercise, you could simply diet. If you want to see good results though you really should start exercising as well as dieting.
Here are some benefits you will feel just through exercise:
Exercise can help to boost your metabolism
When you are exercising you will be increasing your metabolic rate so more calories will be burnt. You will also find that this raised metabolism will give you an energy boost and can help to improve your mood.
Exercise can help to create a calorie deficit
Instead of eating 2-3 large meals, eat 5-6 smaller ones as this can help to keep your metabolism running high.
With a little added exercise any calories that is not burnt off through normal activity can be burnt along with any stored fat.
Exercise can help you to sleep better
If you exercise you will be able to improve the blood flow throughout your body. This can help to remove toxins from your body and will ensure fat does not build up.
Exercise can help you maintain muscle
Often when dieting you will start losing your muscle mass. To prevent this from occurring you should exercise.
Exercise can help prevent diabetes
By exercising on a regular basis you can help to reduce the risk of many different health issues including diabetes.
The reason for this is because you will be able to control your blood sugar levels, plus you will become more sensitive to insulin.
Exercise can help to improve your cardiovascular health
With regular exercise you should start losing weight that in turn can help to improve your cardiovascular health along with your blood pressure being lowered.
Exercise can improve your self-esteem
As you begin to lose weight you confidence will start to soar, any low self esteem or depression will quickly become a thing of the past.
Exercise can help to increase your mobility and quality of life
As your weight drops you wont want to be stuck in front of your TV all day long. Now there is no excuse why you cant get up and start playing with your kids or grandkids without fear of any pain.
Exercise can help to keep the weight off long term
Exercise and dieting is a lifestyle change and you should not fall back into your bad habits. Yo yo dieting is not good for your health and will ultimately lead to even more weight gain and the problems associated with it.