The Answer to Combining Diet and Exercise for Weight Loss

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The perfect diet should be combined with a healthy weight management or activity program.

Weight management may conjure up that dreaded exercise word. And exercise to some means pushing the body beyond limits, experiencing painful in joints, muscles, bones everywhere.

No pain no gain, right? Wrong.

Instead, replace the word exercise with activity and incorporate this in your daily routine.  And a general rule of thumb for guidelines about activity would be to strive for a minimum of 30 minutes for adults or 60 minutes for children of moderate physical activity daily.

Individual activity goals depend upon each person’s health and weight goals and issues. Begin by checking with your medical advisor or healthcare physician to get a green light on which activities would be suitable for you, what your target weight range should be and a strategic plan to improve your health.

Put simply, your resting metabolic rate is the minimum number of calories your body needs to survive if you sleep in bed all day. Your body needs energy for hundreds of bodily functions such as breathing, keeping the brain functioning and any movement your body makes. Just being alive uses up around 70% of the calories you burn every day.

According to research, the following calorific expenditure is used by the body:

Homeostasis – 70%

Digestion & Elimination – 5-15%

At this point, our body has already burned around 85% of daily calories without taking any exercise or activity into account. Running on a treadmill at a … Read More