Timing of Exercise Linked To Successful Weight Loss

Weight loss and obesity are issues widely discussed today. Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable, and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates have skyrocketed in recent years. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. You can find out how to calculate your body mass index here.

Obesity have been linked to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer. One method that can help a person lose weight is to limit the number of calories taken in through their diet. The other way is to burn extra calories with exercise.

Timing of Exercise May Be Key to Successful Weight Loss

Researchers have found out in a study published in Science Daily  of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity that most reported consistency in the time of day that they exercised, with early morning being the most common time.

The Obesity study also found that being consistent in the timing of physical activity was associated with higher physical activity levels, regardless of whether people exercised consistently during the morning, afternoon, or evening.

Senior author Dale Bond, PhD of the Brown Alpert Medical School, said there findings warrant future experimental research to determine whether promoting consistency in the time of day that planned and structured physical activity is performed can help individuals achieve and sustain higher levels of physical activity.

First Author, Leah Schumacher, also said it will also be important to determine whether there is a specific time of day that is more advantageous for individuals who have initial low physical activity levels to develop a physical activity habit.

Losing Weight

To receive all of the health benefits of exercise, you’ll need to mix in some higher intensity exercises. Talk to a trainer or your healthcare team to help you determine your best intensity for each workout. Those with special health concerns such as an injury, diabetes, or a heart condition should consult a physician before beginning any fitness program.

Because obesity in children is a major issue, the centre of disease prevention and control (CDC), enumerate that the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t short-term dietary changes; it’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular physical activity. Here are some tips :

  • Assessing Your Weight : BMI and waist circumference are two screening tools to estimate weight status and potential disease risk.
  • Healthy Weight : A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. Learn about balancing calories, losing weight, and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Eating Healthy : Healthy eating habits are a key factor for a healthy weight. Look up nutritional information of foods, track your calorie intake, plan meals, and find healthy recipes.
  • Physical Activity : Physical activity is important for health and a healthy weight. Learn about different kinds of physical activity and the guidelines for the amount needed each day.

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