Weight Loss and Exercise

Weight Loss and Exercise

Carrying too much weight around feels painful, and it also can destroy your health. According to the CDC, rates of obesity have exploded in the U.S. in recent times. Over 1/3 of adults in America were considered to be obese, defined as having a BMI of 30 or above. Body mass can be derived by dividing weight within pounds by height within inches squared then multiplying that result by 703 (weight (pound) / [height (inches)] 2 x 703).

Diet vs. Exercise Benefits
Combining a healthy diet with exercise is a more efficient method losing weight than having to depend on calorie restriction alone. Exercising prevents or even reverses the effects of specific diseases. Exercise reduces cholesterol and blood pressure, which might prevent a heart attack. For more information on our Weight Loss Programs in Charleston, SC, contact Chucktown Fitness at (843) 764-9349.

Also, if you exercise, you’ll reduce your risk of developing specific kinds of cancers like breast cancer and colon cancer. Exercise also is well-known to assist in contributing to a sense of well-being and confidence, thereby potentially reducing depression and anxiety rates.

Exercise is useful for weight loss and sustaining weight loss.  Exercise may boost metabolism, or how many calories you’ll burn in one day. It also can help you increase and maintain lean body mass, also helping to increase the amount of calories burned every day.

How Much Exercise Is Necessary for Weight Loss?
In order to reap the health advantages of exercise, it’s suggested to do some type of aerobic exercise at the minimum of 3 times per week for at least 20 minutes a session. But, over 20 minutes is best if you want to really lose weight. Incorporating a mere fifteen minutes of moderate exercise — like walking a mile — on a day-to-day basis burns up to 100 additional calories (assuming you do not consume excessive calories in your diet afterward). Burning around 700 calories per week equals 10 pounds of weight loss over one year.

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