As intense as a diet can be, it will never work if the individual does not systematically change a lifestyle. This means that the individual who wishes to lose weight will have only one solution, to become more active. And this is where the most exciting part starts because for many people, getting active means doing sports like a madman. It is a big mistake that ends up slowing down the weakest. So, how can you do sports and lose weight without stress?
Fitness in Everyday Life
For many people, fitness is synonymous with taking out a membership in a gym and going to the gym several times a week. This is a valid option but not mandatory. Our ancestors did well with no sports equipment, so why would it be impossible to do the same today? There are many ways to get fit without going to a gym.
Walking and foot-dragging are two different activities. In the first one, we really spend energy; in the second one, we spend a lot of time and energy.
One will have a choice between two options:
- Walking fast over an average distance.
- Walk slowly over a very, very long distance.
It is essential to understand that the body only burns calories when the muscles are working. Walking from the chair to the refrigerator even 10 times a day will have no real effect on calorie loss. It is the same as having a single light bulb in your home and expecting to use a lot of electricity. Even if this single light bulb was turned on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, the consumption will still be miserable.
If one lives in a building, one can go up or down the stairs several times a day. One can also do any shopping on foot instead of taking a car or a cab. By walking at least 5 km per day, one will have no difficulty losing weight.
This may seem strange to some people, dancing and shaking is no small thing. There is no need to want to perform with athletic prowess. Moving around the apartment while dancing or doing the housework while dancing will contribute enormously to burning calories. These are truly wild dances, not a few waltzes steps once a week.
It can be impossible to find a sport as complete as cycling. It works all the muscles of the body. Just like the two previous activities, it is easy to integrate this sport activity into daily life. For example, I can cycle to work or go for short bike races. The options are many. In the summer, we can go for long walks to relax, in the winter, we can go to work or elsewhere, on more or less short distances. The important thing is to pedal a distance of at least 10 km per day.
It is the most punishing practice for many. The problem that we regularly face is the rhythm. There is an erroneous vision of the practice of running. For some people, running is like taking the same pace as a sprinter and keeping it for miles. Impossible! It should be perceived as a marathon without winners. The runner only challenges one person himself. To be successful, it’s therefore only necessary to adopt a rhythm that one will hold for as long as possible. There is no point in starting at a sprint pace for the first 200 m and stopping after 300 m because it is hard to breathe.
We need to use more calories than are consumed. One can go to a gym or increase daily physical activities.