Weight loss is one of the most common fitness goals for people who exercise regularly as well as dieters. It also happens to be the most common fitness goal that ends in failure.
Studies show that as much as two thirds of weight loss dieters end up heavier than when they started out while a staggering 95% of weight loss plans fail.
Getting rid of unwanted body fat is a long and tough process that is usually riddled with setbacks. The main thing that separates the successful weight losers from the unsuccessful ones is how you respond to setbacks. So, before you think of throwing in the towel, consider these measures on how to deal with weight loss setbacks.
Starting an exercise plan is only half the battle. Trying to stick with an exercise plan is a huge challenge for most people. You may start out strong, never missing a workout, and you may even be seeing some positive challenges with your body and energy. And then suddenly life gets in the way.
You start missing a workout once and while, but then before long, you’re missing several a week. Once you start skipping workouts, it gets easier to skip the next time. Once you get out of the regular routine it’s difficult to get back on track. Here are some helpful tips on how to stick with an exercise plan for the long term.
Many people get exercise wrong the older they get. Why? Because they often stop altogether. A lot of people stop exercise after 50. This is one of the worst things you can do to your body, especially at a time when exercise is needed more than ever.
The aging process hastens breakdown of muscle and connective tissue, and will leave you immobile if you sit there and do nothing about it.
Already over 50? No problem, you can still take matters into hand now and prevent an unfortunate outcome. Read on to discover how to exercise after 50 years old and what you should be incorporating into your fitness plan.
It’s a common misbelief that you should feel tired after a workout. And in some cases, it’s true. However, when done properly, exercising can actually leave you with more energy than when you started.
Our bodies are very efficient machines. They only do as much work as necessary. If our energy demand is low, so will the production of energy to meet that demand. At the heart of energy production are little “energy factories” called mitochondria within each cell. Basically their job is to take food and turn it into energy to fuel our body. The more energy we use, the harder mitochondria work to meet the energy demand – up to a point.
So if you’re feeling completely spent after a workout, it could be from any of these reasons.
If this is your year to get in shape and stay in shape, there are some great fitness trends around at the moment. And even though they are considered trends, the chances of them staying around for years to come is exceptionally high.
Truth is, weight loss is a lifestyle and not a fad. It’s a result of a consistent effort that involves exercise, proper food intake, and the right amount of rest. There’s no reason not to jump on board with one or all of these fitness trends.
Watch Out For These Common Exercise And Fitness Myths
When it comes to keeping healthy, it’s often hard to sort the exercise and fitness myths from the real facts. It seems that everyone these days has an opinion and everyone is a self-appointed fitness expert.
There’s quite a bit of hype about health and fitness. A lot of it comes from quick-fix solutions that aim to sell us something easy, the magic pill, or the latest and greatest product that will make us super fit in record time.