Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Cycling for Good health

November 27, 2009

Cycling is excellent aerobic exercise. It does not place undue stress on the body, but enables a good workout, which will reduce the risk of heart disease, and other illnesses associated with lack of fitness..

On your first day, cycle a block or cycle to work at a medium pace. Don’t try to race there – you will tire yourself out and you’ll be in no state to hit the office. Likewise its important to ease yourself in to an exercise programme, particularly if you haven’t been overly active for a few years or you’re looking to shift excess weight. With the coming days boost your intensity and your distance on your cycling regime, to start building up your fitness levels and to get you moving and burning calories and fat. Ultimately keep going up in intensity as your body can handle in order to leave you with the perfect introduction to a fitness for cycling programme.

Cycling for fitness reasons can be both fun and practical, and it can also help shift excess weight in no time at all. Try it today, after visiting your GP for a health check, and see what wonders can lie in store for you after beginning a more active, healthier lifestyle with a view to losing weight and feeling great.


Benefits of Aerobics Exercise

November 26, 2009

A moderate amount of exercise, about thirty minutes every day, will give you a lot more energy and make you feel better both physically and mentally. It will also improve your appetite and help you to sleep better and get more rest. The benefits of just a small amount of exercise are amazing. It’s really hard to believe that just thirty minutes a day can effect such a change in the way you feel.

Aerobics exercise has tremendous health benefits. It helps your body use oxygen more efficiently so your heart, lungs and muscles can grow stronger and healthier. It helps you tone your body, increase your strength all this while helping you burn off more calories. When doing aerobic exercise it is best to use the large muscles of your legs and butt and be sure to exercise for at least 15 consecutive minutes to get the full benefit. Some great aerobic exercises are: brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, cross country skiing and aerobics classes.

Aerobic exercise can help you maintain a higher heart rate while the oxygen is used to burn the fats. At the beginning of an aerobic exercises session, glycogen is broken down to produce glucose. If there is not enough glucose available, it would result in fat beginning to decompose. When our body starts to use fat as a fuel, it causes a condition which marathon runners describe as hitting the wall

Morning Exercise Is best for weight loss

November 21, 2009

Exercising on an empty stomach say that it helps the body go after their fat stores faster. During sleep, our body uses glycogen, our storage form of carbohydrates, to maintain blood sugar levels. According to morning exercise, when we wake up, our carbohydrate reserve is running on empty, which in turn, makes it more likely that our body will start burning fat. Some also say that eating crabs in the morning stimulates release of the hormone insulin, which facilitates fat storage. Because most people wake up in the morning, empty stomach exercise supporters are many of the same people doing morning exercise as well.


Let’s look at some of the evidence in support of working out on an empty stomach: Some research does in fact find that morning exercise may enhance the ability to burn fat when a fat-containing meal is given after exercise.


Both of these issues are interesting and is a testament to the complexity of the human body. The real question however is whether this apparent enhanced ability to burn fat after exercise also translates into greater weight loss for those who perform exercise in the morning and on an empty stomach. Unfortunately this issue has not been well studied although anecdotal testimonials suggest that for some, there may be something to it.


Does this mean working out on an empty stomach is right for you? The ability to successfully exercise without eating breakfast is surely an individual one. Some people may have no problem working out prior to eating while others may struggle with it.


It’s possible that in extreme cases, not eating could lead to the body cannibalizing its own muscle tissue to power exercise energy requirements. This is admittedly a worst case scenario but is worth mentioning because there are people in the world who take things to the extreme and may extend this not eating in the morning idea to new levels by not eating at all!