Losing weight is difficult at any age, but it becomes increasingly harder as you get older. Thus, the younger you start to lose weight, the easier it is. When you’re younger, your metabolism is naturally faster, so easier to lose weight.
A sedentary lifestyle plays an important role in quick weight loss. Sitting in the same place and position for essentially eight hours a day five days a week does nothing to advance your weight loss. Especially, if then you go home and sit or lay on the couch for a few more hours before you go to bed. You need to make the most of your day to minimize weight gain.
Thus, if you are stuck behind your desk pushing papers for hours on end at work, then make sure to stretch and go for walks around the office or up and down the stairs on your breaks and lunch hour. It seems simple, because it is, but it can help get your blood flowing and break you out of a sedentary routine. Also, exercising before or after work is a must if you are looking for long-term weight loss and physical fitness, as well as strengthening your body to fight off chronic diseases.
Exercise also strengthens your metabolism which naturally slows down with age. Regular weight training boosts the body’s metabolism over a long period of time and burns excess calories. One pound of weight is the equivalent of 3,500 calories, thus to effectively burn one pound you will need to perform a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, eat enough to satisfy your hunger and nutritional needs, while on the other hand, doing enough physical activity to burn fat.
This is why it’s crucial to eat healthy. Consuming healthy, clean food is a must. Especially if you’re trying to lose weight on a budget, wasting you’re hard-earned money on junk food is doubly wasteful. At least if you can eat mostly nutritious food, you will end up cutting soda, lattes and junk food from your diet, you will be saving several dollars a day, which can add up quickly.
Doing an increased amount of physical activity will rev your metabolism and burn calories, so you can see the results you are looking for. So, start moving, keep active, and lose weight today!