Obesity – Exercise and Obesity

 Obesity – Exercise and Obesity

 

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Obesity – Exercise and Obesity

Exercise and obesity
Exercise plays a key role in weight loss for obese people because when this is coupled with reducing the number of calories a person consumes the exercise leads to burning calories from consumed food. Physical activity also has other health benefits such as either preventing or managing an excess of 20 health conditions one set of information relates to type 2 diabetes which shows that regular physical activity can reduce the likelihood of onset by as much as 40 %

The department of health chief medical officer recommends that we exercise at least 2.5 hours a week, which translates to 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. Often starting exercise can be the biggest hurdle. So if you feel that 30 minutes a day is too much then surely investing 10 minutes a day for your health isn’t too much of an ask. The goal would be to then increase your treatment interval from 10 minutes to 30 minutes over a period of time. Department of health encourages moderate intensity activity such as fast walking, cycling, swimming or even dancing. If you do not wish to invest 150 minutes over the long term then you can half that tine to 75 minutes a week but doing so would mean that you should aim to have that time carrying out vigorous intensity activity such as running, any competitive sport, or circuit training.

Building muscle can play a key role in losing fat therefore strength exercises are important. Balance training in also important because they improve health and mobility. Strength and balance training should be done twice a week.
This could be represented by you exercising in the gym, carrying your shopping bags or attending a tai chi class

If you find yourself sitting down for long periods of time then break those long periods of being sedentary with short breaks of moderate activity such as going for a walk

We understand that embarking on a new exercise programme may seem difficult however there is help and support available. Please visit your GP or pop into your local sports leisure center to see if they can meet your needs around weight loss
The key is to take small steps and gradually build up your ability to exercise for longer periods on a regular basis, this goes back to my example around possibly exercising for around 10 minutes a day rather than immediately trying to do 30 minutes.
The good news is that there are so many reports and positive stories around obese people losing lots of weight. So the key is to nor procrastinate and just go for it because its never too late for anyone to lose weight.