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Resistance Training and weight loss

Can Resistance Training Help with Weight loss?

Can resistance training help with weight loss? Resistance or strength training is classified as ‘anaerobic exercise’ and is the type of exercise that enhances power and builds muscle mass.  There are many different methods of strength training, the most common of which are weight and resistance exercises such as lifting weights, using resistance bands or using your own body weight. Emerging evidence suggests that resistance exercise is capable of boosting your overall calorie burning. Muscle burns energy, even at rest, because it is ‘active’ tissue (versus fatty tissue which is not active tissue). Therefore, increasing your muscle:fat ratio gives you a higher resting metabolic rate, so you burn more calories at rest as well as during planned or incidental exercise. A study published in the Journal of the American...

Best Weight Loss Diet For Me

Best Weight Loss Diet for Me The word diet comes from the Latin word “diaita” meaning way of life, or the Latin word diaeta which describes a dietary regime; diet is not just a menu for a day or week, or something to ‘go on’, rather it is your usual food choices over time. Unfortunately, in today’s society most people use ‘diet’ to describe a short-term plan for weight loss instead of as a lifestyle or way of life.  Traditional Diets While there have been many studies on diets from all over the world, it is important to understand how our bodies have evolved over the centuries to adjust to the foods that are found in our natural environment.  If we consider the diets of many traditional people groups around...