Today, more and more people are becoming conscious about maintaining a healthy body. Weight gain can be the number one threat to one’s health.
There are various reasons why a person gains weight which eventually leads to being overweight or even obese. Weight gain is actually the fundamental cause of many lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and hypertension.
There are different factors that cause a person to gain weight, including but not limited to the calorie content of food intake, genetics, increased salt and fluid intake, stress levels and age.
In rare cases, weight gain can also be associated with taking psychiatric medications. Due to various health threats posed by carrying excess weight, one must implement an effective countermeasure to restore their health and eliminate the risks associated with being overweight.
A resistance training session is a very effective way of burning fats and calories in the body. Resistance training is usually done for 20 minutes, three or four times a week to gain its full effectiveness, and reverse the trend of weight gain.
However, a resistance training session is not a substitute for a cardiovascular workout. It is actually designed to complement cardiovascular workouts to be able to lose weight faster.
An example of resistance training coupled with aerobic exercise is circuit training, water aerobics and using an exercise ball.
To effectively complete a resistance training session, it is advisable to seek an expert trainer to get you started. Just like ordinary workouts, a person must do warm-ups at the beginning and stretch after each session.
Muscles must be allowed to repair themselves and the sessions must be done every other day or at least three times a week. Visualizing the muscle you are training will help to inspire you to keep up with the sessions.
The effects of these resistance training sessions are actually felt through the healing of stretched muscles and the after burn which follows each workout.
Longer term effects can be a noticeably reduced waist size, the development of stronger bones and the tightening of sagging skin, particularly around the upper arms. It can also boost your metabolism for faster weight loss, and less fat forming as a result of overeating.
For any exercise program (including resistance training) to be fully effective, you will need a lot of patience and perseverance, as the saying goes ‘no pain, no gain’.
If you want to see results you have to be dedicated to what you are doing. By sticking to your workout schedule your body will become used to the weight loss and fitness program, and the result will be achieved in the shortest time possible.
It is important to remember that health is wealth, so no matter how much time and effort you invest in a resistance training session, achieving a healthy body will always be worth it.