How To Lose Weight And Gain Stamina
Want to loose weight and gain stamina? Here's a simple and direct approach to doing both. It requires no equipment whatsoever and only about 30 minutes a day, three times a week.
- To loose weight, you need to eat less. There is only one way to loose weight and that is to eat fewer calories than you burn. The law of supply and demand rules here. A good rule of thumb is to maintain your weight, you need to eat roughly your body weight x ten in calories to maintain. If you weigh 200 pounds, you need to eat 2000 calories a day. To loose one pound, you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you need to maintain. Spread that out over a week and you need to burn or eat 500 fewer calories a day. In the given example, to loose one pound per week, you would have to eat 1,500 calories a day.
- To gain stamina, you have to exercise. Gaining stamina requires almost as much determination as loosing weight, especially when you first start. It's easy to feel tired and say," That's enough for today," even though you've only exercised for about ten minutes. Gaining stamina is all about pushing yourself to do more. Strive for at least 30 minutes of exercise that elevates the heart rate to 120 beats per minute. You can try any exercise you like. If you have gym equipment at home, that's great, but you really don't need it. You can just as easily go outside and jog, walk, run, play tennis, ride a bicycle or whatever it is that gets you motivated. To gain stamina, you have to work at it. That means consistent exercise.
Loosing weight and gaining stamina is just as simple as outlined above. It's important that if you have not exercised in quite a while, that you see your doctor for a thorough check up before beginning. Take it easy at first, but remember to always push yourself for bigger and better things.