Did you know that for long-term weight loss and maintenance it is important that you stick to a regular exercise program and eat plenty of healthy food? To make sure that you are actually sticking to your exercise program, it is advisable that you do exercises that you have done before and that you actually enjoy doing. When you do something that you enjoyed, you will find that it is indeed easier to stick with your exercise regimen longer.

A major contributor to heart disease, back pain, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and even osteoporosis is a disease known as hypokinetic disorder or sedentary lifestyle. Yes, there is actually a hypokinetic disorder or lack of motion sickness that can seriously affect your overall health.

It is very important that you try some form of exercise daily to get your heart racing and warm your muscles up. It is also important to remember that after several weeks of inactivity, the effects of physical activity will be lost and your body will return to its previous form.

Some time ago it was thought that long but slow activities were the best way to get your metabolism up. However, recent studies have shown that shorter but repetitive bursts of high-intensity exercise are just as good, if not better. After a few exercises, your resting metabolic rate actually increases for a period of up to six hours. This means that after training for the day, your body will burn energy in the form of fat reserves for a very long time.

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 deplete the energy you got from the food and drink you consumed throughout the day.

To make sure weight loss takes place, you need to expend more energy than you expended during the day. In this way, the body automatically begins to burn off all stored fat deposits, which in turn leads to a much leaner, sexier you.

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