Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Exercises to lose weight quickly

There are exercises you can do to help you lose weight quickly. These exercises do two things: increase your heart rate and buld muscle And the best part is that they are easy to do.Try exercising with a friend,that way you can have some fun while losing a few pounds. 


Squats and variations of squats are effective They use many muscle groups at once and if you can do them at a fast pace,they also become a cardio workout .
Pushups and variations of pushups are also very effective .For this reason they use many muscle groups at once, and  also  become a cardio workout 
Just a few ideas to help lose a few pounds for spring.Please take your time when starting these exercises.I good walk around the block will clear your mind and warm up your body, so you will not pull muscles or over do it.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weight Loss in Winter Months

Most of us understand that there are 3500 calories in one pound of fat In order to lose one pound of weight per week, we need to cut out or burn an average of 500 calories for each day. It is possible to eliminate 500 calories from your diet, but it  is more enjoyable to use a combination of physical activity along with diet restriction to cut these calories. This is a basic guide, you can assume that by exercising for 60 minutes per day at a moderate to high intensity, you can burn between 300 and 500 calories. You only need to cut 200 (and sometimes even fewer) calories from your diet in order to achieve the goal of losing one pound per week.
 Being physically active is an easy way to achieve and maintain weight loss.In the winter months, when it is cold, icy and snowy outside, almost impossible to exercise. Shorter days make you feel tired earlier, preventing a trip to the gym.  It's just so frigid outside, you can't bear the idea of heading to your usual yoga class. The lack of regular physical activity in the winter definitely contributes to higher levels of weight gain during the winter months.