Understand just the basics about metabolism and you can speed your weight loss. Master your metabolism and you will improve your endurance. What a good exercise program does is increase your metabolism while you’re getting fit to then remove excess fat while leaving your fluid levels intact. The end result is lean muscle strengthened, and an increased metabolism that will carry on burning fat for a long time to come.
As always…check with your doctor before beginning any weight loss program or exercise regime.
If you build your exercise and intensity (slowly) you will burn fat and increase muscle – which, in turn, increases your metabolism. Here is a sample program of consistency and moderation in an easy exercise program.
Start with a few stretching exercises and a brisk twenty minute walk, followed by more stretching exercises.
If you own a pedometer, chart your progress over the course of a week – increasing your steps or distance traveled daily.
Once you are up to, and comfortable with, 15,000 steps a day, it will be time to work on your upper body strength. Tricep dips, push ups and crunches are simple exercises that everyone knows how to perform. Do as many as you can today, and increase your repetitions every day.
Alter your strength training with walks throughout the week. When you’re ready for a new challenge, move onto some lower body workouts after your walks by doing repetitions of squats or following a DVD step workout.
As you lose weight and start feeling more fit, keep stretching but add in the walks, the upper body workouts and the lower body workout and your metabolism will start kicking in and working for you all day. In time you start feeling better about yourself as you do more. You may even want to incorporate or revisit other exercises in your program that you enjoy. Swimming, cycling, spin class at the gym, whatever you choose as long as you enjoy it and it keeps you moving!