Is vigorous exercise necessary for fat loss?
Active lives are essential, not only for fat loss, but also for optimum health and energy.
Many of us assume that it is vigorous exercise that is needed, when in reality, all activity, including vigorous exercise is useful when attempting to reduce body fat.
It is the the long term increase in calories expended that is key.
Adherence to a more active lifestyle is also fundamental.
Additional physical activity will help to counterbalance the natural reduction in metabolism caused by weight loss.
Exercise will also help improve mental wellbeing and the ability to cope with the challenges of life.
Some of the benefits of physical activity include:
- Improved mood and reduction in stress.
- Lower mortality from chronic illness.
- Increased energy levels and improved sleep patterns.