One of the toughest parts of weight loss is keeping the pounds off once they’ve been shed, preventing the kind of yo-yo effect that has been shown to have serious health consequences.Previous studies have confirmed that weight-loss maintainers tend to be highly active, which is one of the keys to success. That’s obvious. But how can people actually stick with those workout habits to keep the exercise a constant? That led researchers in Colorado to dive deeper into how those successful maintainers accumulated activity during a normal week, and which times of day they were most active. They found a pattern: Those who stuck close to their goal weights were the ones who worked out in the morning, and worked out at least five days a week.“First, I think that this study highlights the importance of physical activity for managing body weight,” says study co-author Seth Creasy, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Division of Endocrinology, … [Read more...] about What’s Better for Weight Loss: Morning or Evening Workouts?
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Scott Douglas, The Washington Post Published 6:20 am PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 If you're the kind of exerciser who constantly checks your heart rate to ensure you're in the fat-burning zone, you should stop. You'll probably never meet your weight-loss goals that way. That's because there's no special fat-burning zone that's key to getting lean. Here's what you need to know about the myth and about the true relationship between exercise and weight loss. Yes, we know. If you look at the wall charts or cardio equipment in a gym, or listen to many personal trainers, you'll be indoctrinated about the "fat-burning zone." The standard advice for getting in this zone is to workout at about 60 percent of your maximum heart rate. That level of exertion is relatively low intensity; most people can talk in complete sentences while exercising at it. Working in this zone, it's said, will burn more fat and result in greater long-term weight loss, compared with doing the same … [Read more...] about Fat-burning zone is a myth in weight loss, but calories do matter
Have a hefty weight loss goal? You don't need to spend hours upon hours in the gym to drop pounds—in fact, you probably don't need a gym membership at all. One of the most powerful ways to lose weight is simple: Walk! Walking for weight loss may even be more effective than running, according to a recent British study. Researchers found that people who regularly took brisk walks weighed less than those devoted to other types of physical activity, including running, swimming, and cycling. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Why walking is so good for youWalking is astonishingly powerful and scientifically proven by study after study—walking transforms your body and mind. In fact, research shows it can add almost two years to your life. Of course, there’s the major perk that sneaking in those steps helps you shed unwanted weight; one Canadian study found that an hour-long brisk walk every day reduced belly fat in women by 20% over 14 weeks. But going for a trek can … [Read more...] about How to Start Walking for Weight Loss (Even When You Have 50+ Pounds to Lose)
Monday, November 12, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: diet, exercise, fit, fitness, goodhealth, how-to, slender, tips, weight, weight loss, weight management (Natural News) People gain weight faster as they age because of different factors. These include stress, hormonal declines, and physical inactivity and muscle loss. To maintain your weight or lose weight even at the age of 40 and above, try to follow these tips: Eat foods rich in nutrients: Eating nutrient-rich foods will help prevent weight gain and other age-related conditions. Eating natural carbohydrates can help fight age-related insulin resistance and promote steady blood sugar levels; while eating protein-rich foods can prevent age-related muscle loss and stimulates metabolism. An ideal plate for weight loss looks like this: Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, have a palm-sized serving of lean protein, put a serving of complex carbohydrates that’s the size of your closed fist, and add seven to … [Read more...] about Remember these golden rules of weight loss to help you stay fit even in your 40s, 50s, or beyond
Does swimming burn calories? Yes. How about cycling? Yes. How about a fancy fitness retreat in the south of France? Oui.All of those things are great for weight loss, but they have a higher barrier to entry compared to running. You need a pool, a bike, and a six-figure salary, respectively. But if you can afford a pair of sneakers (like Advertisement - Continue Reading Below It’s that kind of accessibility that makes running one of the best workouts for weight loss. “You just need a pair of decent shoes, some creativity, and maybe a friend or two to develop a walking or running plan,” says Daniel O’Connor, Ph. D., professor of health and human performance at the University of Houston. “It’s less expensive than joining a gym or having a personal trainer.” That’s a big deal considering time and opportunity are some of the biggest hurdles people face when trying to make fitness a priority. “Everyone is dealing with full schedules and … [Read more...] about Your Guide to Running for Weight Loss