A healthy way to 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.
According to research done by the US National Weight Control Registry, people who exercised regularly (up to 60 minutes/day) had the most success in staying slim.
How Exercise Helps You to Stay Slim
Let’s say you eat 1/2 cup premium ice-cream (approx 300 calories).
- If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 27 minutes.
- If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 60 minutes.
- In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to stay slim.
- Finally, exercise also helps you to lose weight by boosting your motivation to stick to your slimming 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.