Fitness has acquired an immensely important position in all our lives. Losing weight is no more about making yourself look appealing. It has gained a much more valuable place in our lives. Obesity brings numerous problems with itself. In fact most of the health issues faced by an average middle class Indian owe its origin to increasing weight. Therefore reducing weight is not a privilege anymore, but a necessity.
Walking around with extra weight is not only uncomfortable; it also leads to various health problems. An obese body is the one that has Body mass Index 30 or higher. Obesity is the root cause of a number of serious diseases, diabetes, stroke and types of cancer. A proper diet and a good body are beneficial for the long run as it increases immunity and makes the body stronger. After getting a lot of requests on effective measures of losing weight I have decided that in this Blog I will talk about ways to keep yourself fit and shredding the extra fat.
First of all it’s important to understand why even if you feel that some extra weight doesn’t matter, it is important to get rid of them. 80% of the diseases an individual suffers from are due to fats. Getting in the right shape is imperative not only to feel confident in your skin but also because fats are the root cause of most of the diseases.
There are two ways to burn fats and losing weight:
– Either by burning the calories that you intake or by decreasing the amount of calories that you intake.
We spoke to experts in order to get a better understanding of why losing weight is important and how one can go about it:
Prince Raj Shrivastava
For any individual to lose weight in the right manner it is imperative to consider two factors: Dedication and Discipline. The first step is to understand your body type, for which taking professional help is a good idea. In the process of losing weight it is important to understand that it’s the fats that one has to focus on losing and not the muscle. In the process of losing weight, we fail to realize that loss of muscle is in no way beneficial for the body. It is important to take professional help in order to lose weight in the correct manner, there are a number of body conditions that one needs to be careful about while eating or exercising.
Dr. Juhi Daga
Doctor at AIMS
Obesity is a disease in itself and the root cause of most diseases. To lose weight it’s important to change your diet In the first place it is important to add proper nutrition to your diet in order to take the first step towards a healthy life eating less is never a solution. Eating in the correct manner is. A balanced diet is essential for a healthy life. Don’t skip meals that are no way going to benefit you in losing weight, it’s only going to make you lose muscles and become weak. The combination of a healthy diet along with exercise is the key to a healthy life. Exercise doesn’t just help you in losing weight and contributing towards a healthier lifestyle but also lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and reduces the chances of a heart attack. It lowers anxiety and depression and also helps in reducing the chances of different types of cancer like breast and colon cancer.
The different types of exercises that help you in losing weight and staying fit:
Aerobics: Aerobics is the rthymic movement of body that includes stretching. It requires pumping of oxygenated blood by the heart to deliver oxygen to working muscles. Aerobics exercise stimulates the heart rate and breathing rate to increase in a way that can be sustained for the exercise session.
Weight training: Weight training is a form of strength training for skeletal muscles. It makes your muscles stronger and increases the strength and intensity.
Yoga: It is a form of exercise that makes you take control on both your body and mind. It not only helps you in losing weight but also helps in toning muscles, strengthening the core and improving your posture.
Spinning: It is a form of indoor cycling that is performed on stationary bike, it’s mostly done in a fun class and helps you in losing a lot of calories making you stronger.
Body Pump: body pump is a repetition by light weights giving you a total body workout. You don’t just lose weight you will tone your body and get into a perfect shape. It’s by far the best way to tone your body.
Zumba: It’s a dance form that is a fun way to keep you fit.
You can choose from the following exercises according to your comfort zone and add it to your daily life. 30 min of daily exercise can help you lose weight and stay fit.
In case you cannot seem to find time for daily exercise and gym you can also opt for other options:
– Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
– Walking or riding a bike to work
– Playing outdoor games
– Swimming, dancing.
Apart from this you have to take control of the following things
– Cutting down your sugar intake
– Cutting down dairy products
– Cutting down to Beverages and Junk food
Deprivation I never a solution, creating a balance is. A diet that includes protein, carbohydrates and fat along with Vitamin and minerals is a balance diet, and not to forget it is incomplete without fiber- both soluble and insoluble.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage the shorter the trip.
And not just that, it also makes the trip uncomfortable.
I was never very fat but neither was I in good shape. A friend of mine, who’s a fitness enthusiast, motivated me towards losing the extra weight and becoming fit.
It’s never too late to start, Start today!, stay fit!!