Exercises are in general suggested for healthy living. But for weight loss, exercises are important workouts to lose weight. We see many people getting obese as they grow in age. While very few of them are obese since childhood.
Some reasons attributed to these changes due to age are
♠ Stress due to which the physiology is derailed and leads to abnormal weight.
♠ Sedentary life style due to jobs and less time for physical games and sports.
♠ Accumulation of fat in the body due to sedentary life style or less physical activity etc.
♠ Less burn out of consumed calories from food which get stored in the body as fats.
♠ Decrease in physiological and physical growth after 28 years. Physical growth is essential to control weight gain in people who are not obese since childhood.
♠ Genetic influence which is activated since childhood or after certain adulthood.
Exercise along with other treatment options and expert help greatly help one to lose weight over a period of time.
Weight loss exercise or workouts help to lose weight in above patients due to
1. They burn out excess calories in the body and help in minimize of conversion of calories into fat.
2. They breakdown the accumulated fat in the body to reduce the weight.
Overweight Man Resting on Exercise Ball
3. They also help in raise in circulatory rate and maintain proper vascularity in tissues to help in easy mobilization of fat and their removal from the body.
4. In obese patients the tissue is loose mostly and has associated problems like skin diseases in the corner of body folds etc. Exercises help in stiffening of tissues and reduce folds.
Best exercises to lose weight
The exercises meant to lose weight should be
♦ Easily practicable by the obese person. Exercises which are not easily to practice makes the person avoid and escape from exercises.
♦ The exercises should also help in excess burn out of calories with minimum effort and time . Because one may not sufficient time daily for exercises.
♦ Exercises prescribed to the patient should be preferably those which he likes. For example some like walking in the morning sunrise while others like swimming at the same time. So prescribing based on their interests ensures they follow the routine perfectly till the weight loss goal is achieved.
♦ Other health factors of the patient are also be kept in mind before prescribing some weight loss exercise to the obese. better don’t prescribe swimming for lung insufficiency patient.
Weight loss exercises:
Some of the best exercises can be yoga, jogging, walking, swimming, even gym for tightening of muscles.
Yoga: Yoga is a wholesome exercise for both mind and body. Mind is the one which regulates the physiology to a large extent. Yoga help keep mind under control and also relieves stress and helps it to keep body under control. So if the physiology is fine tuned by mind, then natural body weight is retained any excess body weight is lost naturally.
Jogging: Many prefer it as it is handy, inexpensive and can be down both outdoors and indoors (tread-mill). Jogging produces good amount of physical agitation in the entire body and help to burn out high level of calories due to rapid respiration and muscle activity. But this may be strenuous to very obese candidates and for old age people.
Walking: This is also a friendly exercise suitable for all the age groups. It is even inexpensive method and highly recommended health substitute.
Swimming: This is the exercise of highest degree and is a great work out. It is less strenuous on the individual body portions but a great exercise for the whole body. Swimming helps to burn out a great deal of calories and also mind refresher compared to other exercises. This is a bit expensive and not easily accessible always. This even requires prior training if one doesn’t know how to swim. It is also not recommendable for old age people and those with lung insufficiency.
Gym: This is a good workout which burns out a great deal of calories. But this is expensive and requires expert advise to practice. This is specially suitable for youngsters and adults but not easy to practice for middle aged group and old people.