More and more teens these days are either a bit overweight or in real danger of becoming morbidly obese. They did not gain weight overnight and consequently they will not lose weight overnight either.
Although there are many ways to strip unwanted fat such as diet programs, diet pills, fat camps and so on, the best way to lose weight will always be through healthy eating and regular exercise. Here I am going to focus on the exercise part of the deal.
Exercise boosts a teens’ stamina and as this develops, it will speed up their metabolism as well. The end result of this is a chain reaction where the body now burns more calories than it did before causing the unwanted fat to drop off.
Studies have shown that provided there are no underlying health problems, there is no apparent downside to properly performed regular exercise. The worst that can happen is perhaps pulling a muscle by failing to stretch, or not leaving enough time for recovery before taking part in another session.
Teens don’t even have to spend a lot to lose weight as there are some exercises which can be done from home. For example, after stretching, of course, they can try some brisk walking or an early morning jog. Then there are sit ups and push ups or even just going up and down the stairs if they have them. Not the most glamorous methods I’ll agree but they’re cheap and they’ll certainly burn the calories.
If a teen has some money to spare they could always join a gym. Any gym worth its salt will have fitness trainers who will help the teen lose weight by working with them on a one to one basis and devising a program that suits their own individual needs and abilities.
Teens who don’t have the money to hire a personal trainer can work out themselves once they know how to use the gym.
Alternatively, they could join a class such as aerobics, tai chi or yoga.
Teens who are a bit self conscious around other people but who would still like to enjoy these activities could get one of the many DVD’s available in any good store.
It is vital while exercising to drink lots of water. A general guide is 2 litres a day. Those who don’t may suffer from heatstroke or dehydration, the latter of which is bad news for someone trying to lose weight.
Before taking on any exercise program it is advisable to see a doctor. Teens having the confident mindset that they do will feel like they can achieve anything, but their bodies may not be up to it. It’s always best to do things slowly but surely at first and then gather momentum as time progresses.
If the teen is attending a school or college they may have access to sports facilities and exercise equipment. This is an ideal way of saving money whilst being able to participate in either organised sports or casual classes.
Healthy eating and a good diet are essential to any weight loss program but are rendered ineffective without the inclusion of regular exercise.
Remember this formula:- eat healthily + exercise well = lose weight.
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