Whether spurred on by toned summer body aspirations or simply an urge to shed the winter pounds, there is no quick fix when it comes to weight loss. Whilst all of us can achieve it, the best way to stand a fighting chance of reaching your target quickly is to understand precisely how weight loss works. We explore the top 5 common weight loss myths to be aware of as you begin your fitness journey…
Weight loss is all to do with burning calories: fat is converted into glucose as you exercise, wherein it is used by the body for movement. A raised heart rate is required for this to happen – but that doesn’t mean you have to collapse into a sweaty heap on the floor after a gruelling workout regime to get results.
Cardio exercise is any physical activity which makes your heart beat faster, and losing weight involves repeatedly doing so over a prolonged period of time. Small changes to your lifestyle are the key here: aim to get active for a minimum of 150 minutes each week.
Whether power walking, cycling, swimming, or any other form of fast-paced exercise, combined with a healthy diet wherein you burn more calories than you consume you’ll gradually lose weight – and manage to keep it off, too.
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