It may not seem like much, but as little as a 10% weight loss can make a huge difference in both your overall health and appearance. It offers some huge health benefits, such as lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, while also reducing the risk of diabetes or helping to control it if you already have it. Unless they’ve had a huge health scare, most people aren’t motivated by health reasons. They want to look better or have more energy. Shedding that ten percent can make that happen.
You’ll be building your energy level, while building your muscles.
The body is amazing. It’s one tough self-healing machine that lasts a long time if you give it the right fuel and keep it well oiled. By well oiled, I mean work out to improve your circulation and get oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. Unlike other machines, the body doesn’t wear out, instead, it rusts out from lack of use. The more you workout, the more energy you seem to have. Of course, you have to know the right way to do all the moves while you’re exercising. That’s why I pay special attention to every client’s form. Doing any exercise incorrectly can cause injury or minimize the benefits.
Combining a healthy diet and regular exercise does more than help you shed pounds.
Losing weight is important, but so is losing inches. When you workout it helps build muscle tissue, which weighs more per cubic inch than fat tissue does. Just like comparing a pound of feathers to a pound of lead, the container holding the lead would be much smaller. When you build muscle tissue, your body will look slimmer, even if you never shed a single pound. Now consider how you’ll look when you build muscle tissue and shed 10 per cent of your body weight. Having more muscle tissue also helps boost your metabolism, since muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue does. You’ll burn extra calories even when you’re not working out.
You’ll have more energy when you shed extra pounds and gain muscle.
You’ll be lighter on your feet both literally and figuratively. Imagine carrying around a 15, 16 or 20 pound weight all day. It can get pretty tiring. Not only will you be shedding the extra weight that makes you tired, you’ll be building more energy. Exercise builds stamina, as well as strength and flexibility. It’s one reason I continually up the ante and make your exercise program harder the fitter you become. Your body is capable of doing more.
You’ll improve your libido when you workout. It’s one of the huge benefits. Not only does exercise help you in the bedroom, shedding pounds improves your self-esteem, making romance even more desirable.
You’ll build your confidence as you shed weight. Just working on weight loss and starting an exercise program can give your confidence a boost. Once you start seeing results you can imagine how great you’ll feel about yourself.
10 percent weight loss may only be a start on your overall goal, but it’s a great start. It’s an achievable goal that looks realistic. The more you believe in your goal, the easier it is to achieve it.
While you’re shedding the extra pounds, you’ll learn how to eat healthier. Eating healthy means never having to diet again.