Accordingly to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has reached alarming levels for both adults and children, which significantly contributes to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, as well as premature death.
What can we do about it? A lot.
The first thing we should do if we really want to lose weight (and restore our health) is to start with small changes in our eating habits, like consuming smaller portions of food (no sugar, no alcohol).
Once we get used to these changes, we can carry on with stricter regime – low-calorie food in combination with increased physical activity, such as distance walking outside or on a treadmill at least 3 times a week for an hour. This is an excellent way to quickly getting into shape after a long period of inactivity.
Now, let’s take a look at the most searched weight loss terms – What kinds of exercises are best for losing belly fat quickly? How to avoid regaining weight after weight loss?
There are a variety of exercises for muscles, but one thing is certain: if you want your results to last – you can forget about making it “quickly”! There is nothing that can be fixed overnight, and yes – you might need some extra time.
And nothing will spare you re-gaining weight if you start consuming sweets, snacks, bread and meat in excess. But, not only unhealthy food is the issue here; it is up to us to draw the line and get rid of all unhealthy habits that are interwoven in our daily routine.
So, let us go over that again: for beginners or those starting up after a long break, it is best to start by taking exercise in a “comfortable” health zone, such as strength training to improve overall fitness levels, endurance, and cardiovascular health.
And after a week or two, when you start feeling that your everyday activities become easier due to the new routine, you can switch to a more strenuous exercise program and more serious dieting (but not starvation, just carefully chosen and scheduled meals).
After you have worked hard to get in shape again, your muscles — as a primary energy source — will start using carbohydrates stored as glycogen.
As your fitness levels improve your body will use more fat, thus allowing for longer exercise sessions and a higher intensity of training in order to preserve the stored glycogen.
As you progress, you will see how your hard work and commitment are paying off as the fat around your hips, waist, and belly simply diminish.
But, the best of all is the feeling that you are back on track again, have full control over your life, and that all murky things from your past have gone with the wind!
Go for it!