Exercise & Weight Loss

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Exercise is a huge part of losing weight effectively. Read on to find out why and how to achieve it.

A matter of routine, if you combine a need to exercise with a desire for weight loss, by doing the following you can ensure you build a little more exercise into your daily routine with the minimum amount of fuss and disruption:

  • Cut down the amount of time you spend watching television
     
  • Get out of your chair whenever you can at home and at work
     
  • Stand up while on the telephone and hide the remote controls for the TV and hi-fi
     
  • Seek out the opportunity to be active during your day. Use the upstairs bathroom, park at the edge of the carpark, walk to the local post-box/newsagent etc
     
  • Use household chores as an exercise class. Turn up the music and tackle them with vigour
     
  • Plan a 20 to 30 minute period of specific activity on most days of the week: for example, walking, swimming or gardening
     
  • Encourage the whole family to be active by making it part of your social activities. Take a trip to the park instead of the cinema, or go dancing with friends rather than spending a night in the pub
     
  • Take part in a sporting activity. Consider resuming a sport you enjoyed at school, learn how to play a sport you enjoy watching or join a local club
     

Need motivation?

Managing your weight is difficult and at times you may feel frustrated and disheartened, but there are ways to cope. It helps if your friends and family support and encourage you. Or you might find that attending a commercial weight-loss group helps to maintain your motivation. Your local GP surgery may also hold a weight-management group.

Keep on track

As well as leading a more active life, the following may help to make sure you keep the weight off :

  • Keep a record of your eating and exercise habits to check that you're not slipping back into the old habits
     
  • Record improvements in your health as a reminder of the benefits of being a healthy weight
     
  • Don't let a minor lapse from your eating or exercise plan turn into a major one
     
  • Be positive - you can control your weight
     

Useful Websites

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  • Men's Fitness Magazine
    Men’s Fitness features men's health, exercise, nutrition, fitness equipment, weight training workouts, fitness advice and an online personal trainer service.
  • www.GymEquipment.co.uk
    From treadmills through to rowers, you can find equipment for the home or office with some great fitness and exercise equipment. Includes Life Fitness, Technogym, Inspire, Wattbike & Jordan Fitness.
  •  Sports Fitness
    Sports Fitness is the number one online shop for your sports clothing, fitness clothing, accessories and equipment suitable for a wide range of sporting and exercise activity.
  • Health & fitness
    Find UK health, fitness and exercise information online. From gyms and leisure centres through to beauty tips and slimming advice.
  • Weight loss for all
    Learn about exercise, diet, nutrition, metabolism, energy balance and fat oxidation then create a successful weight loss regime to suit your lifestyle.
  • HFE Personal Trainer Courses
    Health and Fitness Education offering PT courses across the UK. All programmes are fully endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), fitness industry employers and CIMSPA.
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