Lose Weight and Boost Metabolism


Lose weight exercise strategies can help to boost metabolism for people who are overweight or obese. Studies of twins where one is thin and the other is fat indicate that gaining weight can cause metabolic changes in the fat cells making it more difficult to lose weight.

Scientists at Helsinki University Central hospital believe that moderate weight gain can slow metabolism. Putting on just a few extra pounds can start a vicious cycle of frustration when individuals are struggling to drop those few extra pounds.

Twin studies indicate that gaining as little as eleven pounds can trigger a metabolic change that will inhibit easy weight loss. It seems the more fat you gain the harder it is to lose. Fat cells exist to store fat. The more fat they accumulate the more they want. Once metabolismism slows it becomes more difficult to release the stored fat as energy. The pounds keep coming; our hips, thighs and stomachs keep growing and the cycle perpetuates.

Regular physical activity helps to boost the metabolic rate which in turn speeds up the burning of fat, releasing the energy and shrinking the cells. Making a decision to start a regular schedule of activity is vital to weight loss. Obesity seems to sap your energy and physical activity can seem to be an insurmountable task.

Walking is a very effective exercise that can easily be increased as tolerated. Walking does not cost anything and it can be implemented anytime. The benefits a person gets from a regular walking schedule can rival any expensive exercise regime. For some reason most people would prefer to pay for an expensive weight loss coach when they could just walk. Once you start to lose pounds your tolerance for exercise increases.

Walking can progress from a slow walk to a brisk want and on to running to melt the pounds away faster. Incorporating healthy choices and making lifestyle decisions to be healthier is the first step to a slimmer you. Realize that the real key to slimming down is regular physical activity at least 2 to 3 times per week to lose weight.