Lose Weight with Water Exercise – Low Impact and Less Pain
Diets come and go but one thing remains constant; regular exercise is one of the key components in a weight loss program and AquaJogger® can provide you with low impact exercise that is both effective and enjoyable.
One major deterrent to exercising when overweight is the fact that added weight makes movement difficult and often painful to the joints. Who wants to add more pain to their life? With an AquaJogger® you can walk, run, cross country ski, or do almost any movement you choose in the forgiving environment of water with little or no pain. There is no impact on your joints or muscles so that extra weight you are carrying is not going to get in the way. While suspended by an AquaJogger® in deep water you can get your heart rate up to a level where you can burn some calories and get that much needed increase in respiratory rate that promotes a healthy heart and circulatory system.
Weight loss in its simplest form means burning more calories during the day than you consume. Exercise not only increases the calorie burn rate for your day but the activity is beneficial in keeping your body healthy and in good working order. The old saying, “use it or lose it” comes into play. Our bodies have wondrous recuperative powers but we must use them for them to work.
Fat is lost equally in all areas of your body. You can’t “spot reduce” fat (a common misconception). Aerobic exercises are generally the best types of exercises for burning fat and water exercise with the AquaJogger® provides a variety of ways you can exercise at both aerobic and anaerobic rates.
The body chooses to burn fat when the body is at rest. Low- to moderate-intensity workouts are not only safer than high intensity/high impact exercise but an excellent method of achieving your goals. While it is true that cardiovascular workouts (i.e. aerobic dance, jogging, and aquajogging) provide the most efficient ways to burn calories, a person burns calories merely by existing. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body will burn naturally. This is because muscle is an active tissue. However, just because you develop more muscle mass doesn’t mean that you should neglect your cardiovascular training.
For best results, strive for a balanced workout regimen. In the water, you can use water’s resistance to movement to increase stress on muscle mass and encourage muscle growth as well as provide cardiovascular training. It is also an effective way to relax and stretch the muscle groups that have been subjected to impact exercise activity and weight training exercises.
Your body protects itself from starvation by storing fat when you reduce calories and increase exercise. Studies have shown that if you keep your daily dietary input spread-out through the day in smaller meals, your chances of storing fat are reduced. One easy and effective way to do this is with the Exceleration® Metabolic Recovery Drink. Originally developed for elite athletes to assist recovery from strenuous training sessions, it can serve as a meal replacement or as a pre or post exercise drink.
Reducing calories means reducing input and the spectrum of nutrients needed to keep your body healthy and your immune system supported is neglected. We recommend a superb quality vitamin, mineral, and herb supplement, The Foundation™, created specifically for this purpose.
When in doubt about which exercises would benefit you best and help you to achieve your fitness goals, ask a fitness professional. And, before beginning any exercise or diet program, be sure to consult your physician. What is safe for one individual may not be safe for another. Comments about diet and exercise refer to the general population and there are always exceptions to the rule.