To lose weight, and keep it off, you must be burning more calories than you consume. The more lean muscle and less fat you have, the more you naturally burn calories, even when you’re resting. The more you exercise, the more lean muscle you will have, and the less you need to reduce your food intake to lose fat and reach your weight loss goals.
“Exercise is absolutely essential for dropping weight and maintaining weight loss,” according to Michele S. Olson, PhD, professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery. Here are some of the benefits of adding a fitness plan to your weight loss program:
- Exercise lowers the hormone cortisol, and thereby reduces belly fat
- Exercise blasts calories that would otherwise be stored as fat
- Exercise releases endorphins and curbs emotional eating
- Exercise keeps your body burning calories after your workout ends
- Exercise boosts metabolism and trims inches off your waistline
- Exercise stops hunger and makes staying away from diet killers easier
- Exercise increases energy levels and boosts your mood
As a full-service wellness facility, Parker Weight Loss is committed to helping you change your habits and transform you life. That is why we offer the following fitness programs to support your weight loss efforts:
Saturday Morning Social Run. Presented in partnership with RNK Running & Walking of Parker, CO. Meetup every Saturday morning at 8am at 13019 S. Parker Road. No fee to participate, more information and registration found at http://www.rnkrunning.com/#!calendar/c1yws
Whole Body Vibration Plate Training. Whole Body Vibration-Plate Training can boost fat burning and help individuals shed pounds. When used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet program, Whole Body Vibration-Plate Training helps strengthen muscle fibers and improves balance while increasing oxygen uptake throughout the body and increasing metabolism.
In-Home Fitness Set-Up Consultation and Training. For those who want to maximize their weight loss results at home without investing in a Gym membership. Our specialist will come to your home and help you design a workout area and fitness program. You will receive recommendations for equipment and exercises to support your weight loss program. Ongoing in-home training is available. Ask about single session and monthly training rates.
“Ninety percent of people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off for a year do about an hour of physical activity a day,” says John Porcari, PhD, a FITNESS advisory board member and a professor of exercise and sports medicine at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Jari Love, a certified personal trainer and fitness DVD star: “When you shed fat and gain muscle you may lose inches and drop sizes without losing actual pounds.” For instance, if you gain 3 pounds of lean muscle and lose 4 pounds of fat, you’ve actually experienced a 7-pound improvement in your body condition, despite the scale only showing 1 pound of weight loss.
“Working out has been proven time and time again to help regulate mood, which has a direct effect on people who eat when they’re stressed or upset,” says Robert E. Thayer, PhD, professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach.