Being overweight is one of the major causes of certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, hypertension and depression. More and more people today find themselves in a battle with their waistline. Weight loss can actually be summed up in one simple formula: eating fewer calories + burning more calories = weight loss. Keep in mind that calories burn should be achieved through proper nutrition and exercise not fad diets. Exercise is essential in keeping metabolism on a steady level, even when you eat less food. Exercise is not about killing yourself with workouts but setting up a reasonable workout schedule that you can follow for your entire life.
Using an activity calculator will help you determine the number of calories you're burning with exercise. For example with as little as half an hour of jogging you can shed off up to 300-400 calories depending on how much you weigh. The more you weigh the more the more calories you burn. Keeping track of the calories you're burning will let you set realistic goals. It's highly recommended to factor in the calories you would’ve burned if you were doing something else instead of exercising. If you want to burn off excess body fat, you should increase your exercise activity while aiming to eat 500 fewer calories per day than your daily caloric needs. Weight-bearing activities like walking, aerobics and running burn more calories than other activities such as swimming and cycling.
People should start spending their leisure time taking care of their bodies instead of laying in front of the TV. Even if the results you're expecting are late to show up you will still be experiencing such results as having more energy, feeling better, having a healthier life.