Do exercises really work?

As we know, healthy eating is very important to lose weight. But what about the exercises? Do they affect weight loss? And if so, what kind of exercises give the best results?

Let’s talk about this briefly. When it comes to losing weight, there are many differing opinions, even among experts. So how do you find out what works? We rely on scientific studies.

For example, in a study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, researchers looked at different training programs and their impact on a group of overweight women in the following areas: weight loss, fat mass, muscle strength, and fitness. 32 women were distributed; some into intense aerobic training (long cardio classes, jumping, cardio kickboxing, dance classes, boot camp, and HIT), and others into strength training with low-impact aerobic exercise (ie, no jumping).

The results after 24 weeks were as follows: both groups of women lost weight! But, women who did intense training lost more fat, body fat and body weight, while those who did weight training gained lean mass - which increases metabolism. In other words, the first ones didn’t gain in metabolism, but they lost a few pounds quickly and the second ones had gains in metabolism.

Conclusion? Exercise is important to lose weight. And we must incorporate both intense aerobic exercise and strength training to a good diet, to lose weight in a healthy way.

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