Losing weight by doing sport
If you have set the goal of burning your fat reserves then the following types of sport are most suitable to help you reach this goal:
Walking, hiking, swimming, cycling, mountain biking, rowing, cross-country skiing, inline skating, aerobics, step aerobics, spinning, Thai Bo, low-impact aerobics, fat-burner courses, dancing and jogging (only if you are slightly overweight otherwise you will place a great strain on the joints)
Unfortunately the break down of fat is not controllable. Many people believe that fat can be broken down with the help of specific exercises which target certain areas (problem areas). Targeting certain areas by doing strength training does not lead to a loss of fat in these areas. The break down of fat always targets the entire body. It is genetically predetermined how much of which fat depots are reduced.
Even in a resting state, muscle tissue uses more energy than other tissue so one can increase the muscle mass which in turn will raise the basic metabolic rate. Having a higher basic metabolic rate means that the body burns more energy in any given activity. The additional burnt energy helps with weight loss.
It would be ideal to do less intense exercise 3 times a week for 45 to 60 minutes as well as muscle building exercises twice a week.
In order to lose weight, exercise alone is usually insufficient. A healthy diet is also important. If you want to lose weight, it might be worthwhile for you to take a look at our other pages:
The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds, Rip Esselstyn
The New Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
The New Abs Diet Cookbook: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Automatically Strip Away Belly Fat!, David Zinczenko, Jeff Csatari