Exercise, Strength Training Play Part in Weight Loss Success

by Jodee on July 19, 2009

Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you are trying to lose weight and improve your health, diet alone won’t help you to reach this goal. To achieve permanent weight loss, you need to include exercise and strength training in the mix.

Exercising regularly helps improve your health in several ways. It increases your heart rate, which strengthens the heart and burns calories. Regular physical activity also releases endorphins, which help to relieve stress and anxiety. Exercise can also help to relieve the symptoms of depression.

Adding strength training into the mix helps with weight loss because muscle tissue is active, which means that it burns fat to feed itself. When you build up your muscle mass, your body is able to burn fat more effectively. Aerobic activity and strength training combined will help you to achieve permanent weight loss.

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