It is easy to say thatless energy taken in than energy spent in a day induces loss of weight and leadsto a healthier life. It is easy to say that there are gyms everywhere and goodand cheap diets on internet, but the problem is with the mind itself. How to trickit to do a right thing?
When it comes toworkout, there are three major problems, one is money (for gym, weights, gearetc), another is time (going to a gym usually requires a lot of time) and the thirdproblem would be overall laziness. People who are not used to practice anyphysical activity cannot be easily persuaded to start in order to reduce extraweight. One thing that might be done is to start with some favorite activity.
Alot of people like swimming and going to swimming pool, beaches etc. But doesswimming burn calories? Of course it does and it is actually one of the activitieswith the highest value of burnt calories (ranging from about 350 to more than 800per hour). But the good thing is that people like the feeling of relaxationwhen they are in water and that is something that does not happen with standardexercises. Of course, it would be a good thing to actually swim as much aspossible and not only float in the water. Also, some calories are also spent onkeeping the body warm. This means that colder water will burn more calories,although the temperature should be optimal.
Another interesting thing relatedto water is related to the exercises that can be performed in water. This is great for peoplewith a lot of extra weight. When practicing something out of water, joints canbe hurt, especially those on legs, because they have to carry the entire weight, which increases when jumping, stretching, doing squats etc. This cannot happenin water and the effect is even better, because while exercising, waterresistance has to be subdued also, which of course means that more calories arespent.
Good thing withswimming is that it really exhausts, especially if a person was active inwater. This means that no strict diet should be applied, although it is highlyrecommendable to avoid junk food and eat only health food, poultry meat, fish,veggies, fruit, low fat dairy products etc.
Well, this might bethe toughest one to beat. Simply put, wanting to be active is not enough. Beingactive requires a change of heart and mind, transferring focus from bad habitsto discipline. It is not easy, it takes a lot, but it can give a lot too, a healthy life, for start.