Weight Loss and Workout Motivation
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Whether you thrive on powerful circuit-training workouts or have a knack for squeezing superfoods into your diet, the juggling act that you call life can help you shed some serious pounds.
Combining cardio and weight training helps you eat less, according to a study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. The study followed 50 sedentary adult males for 16 weeks. Those who combined aerobic exercise and strength training consumed 500 fewer calories each day following their workouts. For men who performed one activity or the other, calorie consumption remained steady.
The same weight loss benefits extend to dually focused diet and exercise. University of Colorado-Denver researchers who analyzed 70 weight loss studies in a Nature review concluded that the addition of 60 to 90 minutes of physical activity to a healthy diet increases the odds of successful long-term weight loss maintenance.
“I read positive self-help material when I’m on the treadmill,” Baron-Reid says. “Walking and visualization are perfect for the multitaker, as are smiling and walking.”