Get Moving and Get Losing!
You’ve been on the Slimband program for a while now, and the results have been great. Your waist size is shrinking. A newer, thinner face is emerging. You’re on your way to a new you. It isn’t going to happen overnight, and it isn’t going to happen at all without a little bit of help. Of course, we are speaking about exercise.
Often, people with weight issues become that way from taking in more calories than they burn. The result is that they become sedentary. The lack of physical activity just makes a bad situation worse.
Weight loss starts with sensible eating, but it should not end there. Exercise is essential, and not just for burning calories. The body is a complex mechanism; it requires use. Legs need to walk in order to feel good. By walking, we begin to use some of that stored-up energy we acquired from eating. We literally burn off the energy, keeping the body fine-tuned and anxious to receive more energy in the form of food.
Once your Slimband is in place, and you have passed the 30 day recovery period, you can embark on strength training and cardiovascular activity. Strength training involves the use of resistance to build muscle mass. It improves your balance, flexibility, mobility and stability, all of which results in a more efficient weight loss. Cardio involves exercises that improve the body’s oxygen consumption. You could walk, jog, bike, dance, go hiking, swim, or even just climb the stairs.
Exercise benefits the body in so many ways. It increases lung capacity and heart rate. It increases the efficiency of the circulatory system. It allows your digestive system to work more efficiently, and it helps you breathe easier.
Exercise picks up the slack for a weight loss program. By eating sensibly, we’ve taken the first major step to losing weight. Just don’t think of it as the only, or last, step. Commit to exercise. Get moving. Use your body the way it was meant to be used, and in doing so, the benefits you have acquired from your band will be enhanced and strengthened. A car was built to be driven, and your body was created to walk.
Get moving – it’s the best thing you can do.