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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Trainer Talk Tuesday: Weight Loss and Exercise

It's not uncommon for people to tell me they are disappointed in their weight loss the first few weeks beginning an exercise routine. I understand their frustration as their bodies are sore from the breaking down and building back up of muscle and they are making big changes but not seeing big results right away. Here's the truth about weight loss and exercise:

It comes down to intensity over a period of time. "For example, walking a mile in an hour will burn about 100 calories. Sitting in a chair for the same period of time will probably burn 60 calories. The real weight-loss benefits to exercise come from the eventual ramp-up of tolerance for intensity and duration of exercise that you get once you get started. As you exercise, you'll start walking faster, or maybe running, or perhaps you'll walk longer and spend more time walking. If you walk or run five miles instead of one, you'll burn 500 calories, and while it'll take longer, the weight loss benefits scale better over time than sitting at home, so as you train, you'll lose more weight." - 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won't Die, Dubunked by Science, Alan Henry.

In summary, the more you are able to increase your intensity gradually over time the more calories you'll burn and the weight loss will come. So, keep getting uncomfortable in your workouts and know that consistency and intensity will give your body the tools it needs to perform in a way that meets your goals!

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