A healthy way to get slim (and stay slim) is to increase your exercise. This helps to burn extra calories and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently and it boosts your motivation to lose weight.
How Exercise Helps You to Slim Your Body
Let’s say you eat an average slice of angel food cake (approx 150 calories).
- If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 13 minutes.
- If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 30 minutes.
- In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to lose weight.
- Finally, exercise also helps you to lose weight by boosting your motivation to stick to your weight loss program.
Note: all calorie-burn figures are approximate. They are based on a 150 pound woman. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more calories. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less calories.