Get Your Body Moving

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Do I need to exercise and cut calories?

Get Your Body Moving

To burn fat you need to exercise. A regular treadmill workout will help you lose weight and improve your metabolic rate so you can burn calories faster. If you are on a low-calorie diet, exercise can also prevent your body from going into starvation mode, which happens when you body naturally lowers your metabolism to conserve calories. The other benefits of exercise include lower risk of weight-related problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

If you exercise you will gain muscle mass and burn fat. This may not contribute to your overall weight loss goals, but it will make you look trimmer and tighten up your “problem” areas such as your butt and thighs. Exercise also produces lean tissue, which is needed to metabolize fat.

Join a fitness gym or find an exercise buddy to help get you motivated. Exercise is one of the main components of fitness, but remember that you need to pair it with a healthy diet. Exercise is not an excuse to eat whatever you want. If you cut calories and exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week, you will be well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals.

   

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