Ever Heard of Hypo Kinetic Disorder?
Did you know that to ensure long term weight loss and maintenance, it is vital that you stick to a regular exercise program and enjoy plenty of healthy eating. To ensure that you actually stick to your exercise program it is advisable that you do exercises that you have done before and which you actually enjoy doing. By doing something that you found enjoyable you will find that it is indeed easier to stay with your exercise program for longer periods of time.
A major contributor to heart disease, back pain, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity and even osteoporosis is a disease called hypo kinetic disorder or lack of movement disease. Yes, hypo kinetic disorder or lack of movement disease indeed exist and can be seriously dangerous to your overall health.
It is very important that you try to do some form of exercise on a daily basis to get your heart pumping and your muscles warmed up. It is also important to remember that the effects of physical activity is lost after several weeks of being inactive and your body returns to its prior form.
Some time ago it was thought that long yet slow activity was the best way to enhance your metabolic rate but recent studies have shown that shorter but repetitive burst of high intensity exercise are just as good if not better. After doing some exercise your resting metabolic rate will actually increase for up to a period of six hours. This means that after you have finished exercising for the day your body will still continue burning energy in the form of fat reserves for a very long while.
Metabolic rate refers to the amount of chemical energy used in the body compared to the unit of time. The higher the rate, the faster you will use up the energy that you got from the food and drink you consumed during the course of the day.
To ensure weight loss takes place, you will need to use up more energy than that which you consumed during the course of the day. This way the body will automatically start to burn up all those stored up fat deposits which in return will lead to a much slimmer, sexier you.