A good way to reduce weight is to increase your activity level. This increases calorie burn, protects against muscle loss and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently, raises your motivation to reduce weight and helps you to maintain a healthier ‘weight loss lifestyle’.
How Greater Activity Helps You to Reduce Weight
Let’s say you drink a 10oz chocolate shake (approx 395 calories).
- If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 36 minutes.
- If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 79 minutes.
- In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to reduce weight.
- Finally, exercise also helps you to reduce 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.