Obesity has been increasing since the 1960’s and according to the CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the USA such as Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension and Diabetes.
Everyone should accumulate moderate intensity exercise over the course of a day for one hour, 3-5 days a week. To lose one pound of weight an individual must burn 3500 calories. Therefore it is important to get your heart rate up high enough so that you are speaking in fragmented sentences as well as resistance training 2-3 times a week as this increases your lean muscle mass which also helps to burn more fat.
Cardiovascular activity alone will not benefit you in terms of your weight loss as much as combining resistance training with cardiovascular activity. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that resistance training should be an integral part of an adult fitness program and of enough intensity to “enhance strength, muscular endurance and fat-free muscle mass.” Exercisers must adhere to frequency, duration and intensity to feel the benefits.
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