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In Session 1, of the Reynolds Performance Weight loss Presentation Series 2010, we will discuss three important topics: ...

In Session 1, of the Reynolds Performance Weight loss Presentation Series 2010, we will discuss three important topics:
How long should you exercise
What's the best exercise for Weight loss
Is exercise necessary for weight loss

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    • Reynolds Performance Weight Loss Presentation Series 2010 Session: 1
      Brought to your By Sacramento’s Most Hated Personal Trainer
    • How Long Should You Exercise?
    • Obesity is one of the biggest problems facing the western world today, and more than three quarters of all Americans have attempted to lose weight at some point in their lives; most have struggled, either in losing weight, or in keeping that weight off once diet or exercise regimes have passed.
    • Exercise is widely acknowledged as one of the best ways to keep away excess pounds, but while many people long to exercise for weight loss, they often feel confused about how often to exercise, how often, and what kind of exercise is best. The biggest confusions lie around the question of how much time should a person exercise for each day, in order to maximise weight loss.
    • Popular wisdom states that it is necessary to exercise for around an hour every day in order to burn enough calories to effect weight loss. This has lead to beliefs that a person doing walking exercise needs to cover 5 miles a day in order to lose weight, but this is of course not constant; in addition, people ‘lose’ energy throughout the day after exercise, due to an increase in their metabolism. Often, people struggle with higher-activity exercise, as it causes stress and wear upon the body, and therefore they prefer shorter bursts of high activity, or one long session of moderate activity.
    • A study has also shown that there is little-to-no difference between many short bursts of exercise, and one long session, when measuring weight loss, continuance of the exercise, and improvements in fitness. Multiple short sessions are obviously more conveniently fitted into daily life, and short exercise with equipment actually resulted in people exercising more often; it is shown that longer periods of exercise for weight loss, if only done infrequently, has no greater effect at all. Therefore, how long to exercise for weight loss becomes a question of what kind of activity is being performed, and how often this weight-loss exercise should be performed.
    • Yale university conducted a similar study in which they showed that women exercising for 20 minutes (doing 8 seconds of running with 12 seconds of moderate exercise for the 20 mins) lost more fat than women doing 40 minutes of constant moderate exercise. Intervals became very popular for a while; and it remains one of the best ways of exercising for short periods while obtaining the results of a long period of exercise.
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    • What’s The Best Exercise For Weight Loss?
    • People trying to lose weight often find that diet is not effective in shedding pounds, nor in keeping them away after the diet program has ended. Doctors and health care professionals now recommend a combination of watching food intake, and exercising to burn excess calories – around a pound a week is the best rate of weight loss.
    • It is easy to become unsure of what kind of exercise is best for permanent weight loss. Many people join a gym in the hopes of becoming fitter, but rapidly become disheartened, and end up asking “what's the best exercise for weight loss?”
    • Motivation is the key factor to losing weight with an exercise regime. Anyone wishing to lose weight should consider what they enjoy doing, or what kind of activity will encourage them to keep coming back – some may find that a martial art fills them with enthusiasm, while others may prefer a daily jog in the part.
    • There are two main types of exercise, and when considering what's the best exercise for weight loss for an individual, it’s important to try and find exercises which include both.
    • Aerobic exercise works by increasing the heart rate and oxygen intake levels; this causes the body to burn more calories in order to compensate for the increased energy demands. These activities include using a stationary bike, walking, swimming, football, and basketball, for example. Cardio fitness is not always the best type of weight loss program.
    • Anerobic exercise, sometimes called strength or resistance training, doesn’t increase the heart rate, but instead builds muscles through short bursts of energy; this type of activity includes weight-lifting, ‘sports day’ activities such as push ups, squats, and using resistance bands.
    • An ideal exercise program combines both of these types of exercise; workouts in gyms will often involve a few minutes on a cross trainer, and then a few minutes lifting weights; other activities such as kick boxing combine rapid aerobic exercise with bursts of anaerobic strength training.
      When considering what's the best exercise for weight loss, then the time that is available to perform these exercises, plus level of fitness at the beginning, may limit the choices available.
    • For someone with difficulty moving, a combination of strength training and cardio would not be advisable – a series of 30 minute walks in the park can improve body fitness and general health, and is a good way of building up towards something more high-intensity. Strength training will also help to improve the body, and prevent injury when more active sports are begun.
    • For diabetics, evidence suggests that brief cardio exercise was good at helping to control blood sugar, when combined with strength training; the latter has previously been shown to help control blood sugar and improve Hb1Ac scores. A few 45 minutes sessions 3-5 times a week of both walking and weights training can do even better than this. Diabetics should not debate the different types of exercise, but instead combine them in interval training for the best effects.
    • Burning calories is the most effective method of losing weight and keeping it off and it is not necessary to debate what the best types of exercise for weight loss are, as a combination of strength and aerobic exercise provides a lot of benefits to the individual.
    • Is Exercise Necessary For Weight Loss
    • Since you know that to lose weight requires you to burn more calories than you consume, you might wonder, "is exercise necessary for weight loss?" The answer might surprise you.
      The quick and easy answer is no. Exercise isn't necessary for weight loss. A person, without exercising at all, can lose weight. But it certainly won't be easy, and it's certainly not healthy.
    • It takes a Combination of both.
      When it comes to overall health and long term success it is important that converting to a long term fitness lifestyle takes place.
    • For someone who's completely sedentary to lose weight, they have to take in fewer calories than they burn just like anyone else. And without any form of exercise, they're not burning many calories. That means eating very little food would be necessary to lose weight.
      For someone with no appetite, this won't be a problem. But for most people, eating amounts of food so small as to allow them to lose weight would be a challenge. Exercise lets you enjoy food more, which is a benefit few people really talk about.
    • You won't be able to eat anything you want. You can't enjoy lasagna five times a week or have ice cream every day even if you're exercising. You have to make wise choices. But you do need to take in enough calories to put your intake in a healthy range.
      Without exercise, the number of calories you can eat goes down. That severely limits the type of food you can eat. Most people couldn't maintain that level of dieting for very long.
    • So while you can lose weight without exercising, why would you want to? Only in the most extreme situations where exercise isn't possible, would this even be advisable. And even then, for most people there is some form of exercise they can do.
      Someone even confined to a bed may be able to move his or her arms and do a form of strength training to help build endurance. So there are very few situations where no exercise at all is the only choice.
    • Exercise offers other benefits besides weight loss. It tones not only your muscles, but your circulatory system and your respiratory system. Our bodies are designed to move, so exercise is necessary for good health no matter what weight you are.
      And while it is possible to lose weight without exercise, losing weight becomes much easier when you do work out. So, "is exercise necessary for weight loss?" No, it isn't, but it is necessary for the most healthy type of weight loss, and for overall good health.
    • Your Presenter
      John David Reynolds III, ReynoldsPerformance.com
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      John Reynolds is the owner of Reynolds Performance, Sacramento’s Fitness Solution.
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