What kind of exercise is best for weight loss?

Most people know that cardio, or cardiovascular exercise—exercise that raises your heart rate—burns calories.

There are several ways to get the cardiovascular exercise you need. And, it’s not the only type of exercise that supports weight loss.

If you have a busy or unpredictable schedule, you can break up exercise into small chunks. Instead of spending an hour on the treadmill, you can spend 30 minutes walking or jogging at lunch, and then take some 15 minute breaks to do some exercise. Even 10-minute spurts of exercise count.

Strength training is also an important exercise for weight loss. As you lose weight, you’re not just losing fat—you’re also losing valuable muscle. You need muscle for many reasons, including good mobility, balance and posture, healthy bone density, and your metabolism. Strength training will help keep your muscle tissue healthy and keep your metabolism up.

Flexibility exercises won’t burn a lot of calories, but they still support your weight loss journey. Stretching will help prevent injuries, improve your range of motion, and improve your blood flow.

Any type of exercise supports your weight loss journey by relieving stress. Stress hormones like cortisol can cause weight gain. Exercise reduces the amount of cortisol in your body and boosts levels of endorphins, which contribute to a better mood.

At GOM your comprehensive plan will include a personalized exercise routine based on your metabolic and lifestyle factors. Your GOM coach will be your guide throughout the program and will assist you in reaching your exercise goals. To find out more visit GOMHEALTH.COM and schedule a Free Consultation with one of our weight loss experts.

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