Weight Loss – The Importance of Low Body Fat

Written by Greg Ryan

When you hear a doctor or a personal trainer say, “Your body fat is too high, or you are borderline obese, what do you think? Does it matter to you? Does it motivate you to lose weight? Or arerepparttar numbers onrepparttar 150023 scale more important to you?

Most people will always have a love – hate relationship withrepparttar 150024 scale in their bathroom. However, withrepparttar 150025 dramatic increase in diabetes and obesity cases in Americarepparttar 150026 importance of keeping your overall body fat down becomesrepparttar 150027 most important issue to ones health.

What does it mean to be obese? This means that thirty percent or more of your overall body weight is fat. When this occurs, your body has already begun to shut down in many areas. Things that are affected by high levels of body fat are; blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, energy levels, immune systems and on and on. This isrepparttar 150028 direct reason forrepparttar 150029 increase in heart disease, diabetes, and strokes in America.

What is happening behindrepparttar 150030 scenes is this; muscle burns more calories than fat. If you have less muscle then you are going to burn less fat in day. In addition, aging promotes a decrease in muscle mass naturally. The goal is to slow that natural process down. How do you do that? I call this, “Having synergy in your workout and eating plan.”

Fitness Fun!

Written by Richard Moore

If you'd rather have teeth pulled than hop on an exercise bike, you're not alone.

Findingrepparttar motivation to squeeze your bottom into a pair of Lycra shorts is just too much to bear after a exhausting day atrepparttar 149951 office. So what's a weight conscious person to do?

You want to get more active, but you want it to be fun too. What's so unreasonable about that? Nothing. What's more, there are plenty of ways to feelrepparttar 149952 burn that means you don't have to go within a mile of that nasty, mean old gym instructor.

And while you may not get an aerobic workout with most of these activities, you can see how they will add up to affect your overall activity levels and help you tone up - as you have a bit of fun too!

Activity Boost Level: Mild

Kiss Me Pucker up with a loved one and your heart will start racing. Put a bit of oomph into it and you'll not only get flushed, you'll be working it that part harder too.

Laugh It Off Laughing is thought to improve your immune system and skin condition. Rent a good comedy or get together with a friend who really gets you giggling to feelrepparttar 149953 immediate benefits.

Make Love Boost your activity levels by making whoopee. And, if you feel in a frisky mood, a particularly vigorous session can give you a really good aerobic workout.

Scream for Your Team The last time you screamed for your local sports team you'll have felt your blood pumping. If you watched last year's Stanley Cup Final, even better!

The Write Stuff An hour spent furiously scribbling can really give you an energy boost, especially if you're concentrating hard.

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