Diet and Exercise
Article by Steve Bateman
Why do we diet and exercise and not lose weight? Why are we tired but then can’t sleep? Scientists point to adrenal exhaustion, brought on by the chronic stress that over 3/4’s of us suffer from as the culprit. Find out why, diet and exercise are so important,what it is, and what you can do about it.
The mind is the key to successful weight loss. Find out how motivation plays a part,what motivates you, what derails you and how to use it all to lose weight, stay healthy, and exercise well.Stop trying diet after diet, you need to know how your body works and how it uses the food it is given. Know which foods will add the extra pounds in weight and which ones help you lose weight.
Ok so your over forty years of age, you have managed to accumilate a few extra pounds of weight but hey so what you still feel resonabaly fit right,well maybe not, as you are getting older your body is slowing down and making such an effect to your Health that it is quite easy to become over weight, breathless and have low stamina levels, befor you know it a few years have passed your Health is not getting any better and you wished you had done something about it but now its to late, well your wrong.It is never to late to achive great fitness levels or lose that extra weight,Ok heard it all before you say i have tried this and that before nothing works for me. Well first of all if you do feel like this then you must stop being negative set youself some targets, there are lots of ways to increase the amount of activity you do. Team sports, racket sports, aerobics classes, running, walking, swimming and cycling will all improve your fitness levels.
Someone who increases the amount they exercise, but maintains the same diet and calorie intake, will almost certainly lose weight.No matter if you hate gyms – even light exercise such as a short 20 minute walk will be beneficial if done most days of the week.Every extra step you take helps. Always use the stairs instead of the lift, or get off the bus a stop before the usual one and walk the rest of the way.Use commercial breaks between TV-programmes to stand up and do exercise, or consider using an exercise bicycle in the living room while watching your favourite programme.
The bottom line is that you burn fewer calories in your 50s, 60s, or 70s doing the same activities, and the same number of them, that you did in your 20s, 30s, or 40s. The key to preventing weight gain is to compensate by adjusting your food intake, exercising, and generally becoming more physically active.
About the Author
Mr S G Batemanhttp://www.over40andfit.co.uk