7 Steps for Successful Weight Loss11:32 PM
Weight loss is about numbers: Burn more calories than you eat or drink. But it's also personal. Everyone is different, and there are...
Exercise: You think you can really lose all that weight by taking the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator? Not really. Yes, you can improve your health, but if you are seriously overweight you'll need to do a lot more than simply walking up a flight of stairs to lose a significant amount of weight and be fit. However, that doesn't mean you have to go out and run for two hours each day, either.
So what should you do? Walk. Walk for at least 60 to 90 minutes per day. Are you thinking that's too much? How could you possibly fit it into your already busy life? If so, you need to understand that you don't have to do the entire 60 to 90 minutes all at once--you just need to get it in at some point during the day. Also, you can bike, use an elliptical trainer or swim instead of walking.
What about sports like basketball, tennis, etc.? Those are good, too. The only problem is that you typically don't do them daily, and you're trying to create consistent, sustainable, automatic behaviors--which means doing the same thing every day with no breaks.
Then, in addition to the walking every day, you also need to do strength training about three times per week. Most importantly, pick core exercises--those that focus on your abdominal and back muscles.