We all appreciate good looks, don't we? Everyone want to look good and fit. The females want to look like the super models with hot bods , while the male love to look like the sport men with macho physique, but if building a six-pack and flat tummy were easy almost everyone would have abs.
Do you know that it takes roughly 3,500 additional calories spent in physical activity to burn a pound of fat.
Apparently, this is a large figure and I guessed that is "why" a lot of people find it difficult to walk into a gym or find it tasking to continue with their exercise regimen. This factor coupled with our dietary pattern leads to a lot of health issues, an example of this is obesity, which is a risk factor to a lot of cardiovascular disease. Obesity is a significant health problem, which affects close to one-third of all adults. Although, genetics can play a role in the likelihood that a person will become obese, the condition occurs when the amount of calories consumed exceeds the amount of calories expended over a long period of time, and with long-term caloric excess, an individual eventually becomes obese. Despite the fact that exercise has numerous health benefits across adult age, yet a high proportion of adults do very little walking as they go about their daily lives. Exercise has been found to raise the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as "good cholesterol", and lowers the Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol. This will help to decrease the amount of harmful plaques that may buildup in the artery walls and thereby keep blood flowing smoothly, below are some tips on how to lower you body fat.
For the obese the focus of the exercise regimen should be on low-intensity aerobic activity with progressively increasing duration. Aerobic (Cardiovascular) exercise is of enormous benefit, including, fat loss, stronger heart, improved breathing, improved muscle health and disease reduction. At the beginning of the program, the frequency and the duration of the activity is more important than the intensity. The aim should be to exercise 4-5 days in a week for 30-60 minutes. The exercise regimen can be broken down into three 10-minute sessions with gradual increase in duration for those who are previously sedentary. Next is strengthening the muscles, so you can have something to show once the fat is shed. The anaerobic (resistance) training helps to strengthen the muscle. Not only does the resistance training make youstronger, but it also raises the muscle-to-fat ratio, which increases the amount of calories you burn at rest.
It is noteworthy to say that the first few days of starting an exercise regimen can be very demanding, that should definitely be, because your body is actually responding to the task placed on it and as time goes on your body will adapt. So, move on.
- Engage in activity that puts minimal stress on the joints, such as walking, swimming or water exercises, and cycling.
- Ease into your workout. Start slowly for the first five minutes to give your body time to adjust to the activity.
- Work at a comfortable pace that allows you to talk without too much difficulty.
- Focus on increasing duration first, then increasing intensity. Slow down for the last five minutes to allow your body to ease back into its resting state.
- Finish with stretching exercises.