If you would like to lose a few pounds, then you are in good company. Most people today are overweight, but when it comes to choosing the right weight loss plan, there is a lot of confusion. Basically, any weight loss plan must consist of two things. Diet, and exercise. In this article, I’ll be talking about exercise.
There are many different sources of information about this that say many different things. Here you’ll get a clear idea of exactly what you need to do to maximize your benefit. It all boils down to one simple idea. Anything is better than nothing.
The first myth is that you need to spend hours every day at the gym, or keeping your heart rate elevated at a certain level. This is not true. Any amount of physical activity is better than nothing. No matter where you are with respect to daily physical activity, simply try to increase it by about ten percent. That is plenty for most people.
Another huge misconception is that some exercises are better than others. That is true, but it varies from person to person. If you love to run, obviously you’ll get the most benefit from running. If you love to hop on the rowing machine every day, then that is the best exercise for you. It’s important to choose whatever you like doing most, and then stick with it.
Another common misconception is that more is better. This can be dangerous, as over training can cause injury, and stress. If you know anybody who is completely fanatical about exercise, you know how stressed they get if they miss a day. You are shooting for long term, gradual weight gain, not an Olympic record.
The bottom line is that anything you do, on a regular basis, will be good for you. And when you combine some daily physical acidity with a sensible diet, you are well on your way to weight loss and a healthy, sexy, body.