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Aerobics for Weight Loss

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Aerobics for Weight LossAerobics is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. Aerobic exercises not only help in losing weight but have many long term health benefits as well. Also, if done right aerobics can turn out to be a lot of fun.

It is a well known fact that cardio and aerobic exercises help to keep your weight in check. To perform aerobic exercises you require excess energy, and that is energy is taken from the calories that you consume in the entire day in the form of food and beverages. This increases your metabolic rate and burns a great amount of calories. Aerobics reduces blood pressure as well along with body fat.

Another reason why excess fat can be lost with the help of aerobics is that it helps you reduce your irregular hunger pangs. Doing aerobic exercises regularly increases the level of leptin in your body which in turn reduces your appetite. Leptin is a protein that works in balancing metabolism and appetite, hence managing energy consumption and expenditure.

Below are some statistics that would help you understand the effect better:

If you do an impact routine for an hour, up to 545 calories in your body can be burnt. A routine which is more vigorous can burn up to 763 calories. Walking at a brisk pace for an hour can reduce your body calories by up to 414 and 1472 if you run for an hour.
However, you must keep in mind that if you are not regular as far as your aerobic exercises are concerned, you will not lose weight as you wished to. Consumption of enough excessive calories that can meet your suddenly increased energy needs will not help you lose weight either. You should exercise for 20-30 minutes at least three times a week if you really wish to gain from your exercise sessions. Also, reduce alcohol intake and consumption of oily or high fat food since these substitute all the calories that your exercise helps you burn.