How can you make yourself exercise more in order to lose weight and remain healthy? Increasing your exercising to lose weight more might not be easy at first. But it is definitely doable if you have the patience and determination for it. Below is a simple technique for you!
Use this simple technique - 5 more rule
Whenever you feel like quitting exercise, just do the 5 minute more rule. That means before really quitting say to yourself that you will do it for another 5 minutes and then you will stop. Force yourself to do for those 5 extra minutes. Forcing yourself for just this small amount of time shouldn't be very difficult. However if you try to increase your exercise time by too much suddenly, you might find it hard to motivate yourself.
So increasing by 5 minutes at a time can be the ideal solution. This technique can work on any exercise - whether its as simple as walking, jogging, swimming or weight training at the gym. You can also try another variation of the technique. Instead of 5 minutes you can say to yourself that you will do 5 more reps or another 5 rounds before quitting for the day.
This way by making small increments at a time, you can increase your exercise time without putting too much burden on yourself. Before long, you might have made a lot of improvement over your previous exercise time!
Benefits of Exercise for Weight Loss
Exercising provides a lot of health benefits. Do you know that if you exercise regularly, you can keep unwanted stress at bay. Yes, exercise helps in dealing with stress. Regular exercise can also be helpful in overcoming insomnia and getting a good night's sleep. By exercising and being physically active, you can have an active metabolism rate. Better metabolism can mean burning of extra calories for better weight loss.
While exercise alone may not help you lose weight completely, but the role of exercise in weight loss cannot be undermined. Exercising does not necessarily mean working out with weights for hours at the gym. Walking for an hour daily, jogging, swimming, aerobics etc. all can be counted under exercises. By finding something that you enjoy doing and which keeps you active, you can remain fit and prevent unwanted weight gain. This is better than becoming a couch potato and watching TV as soon as you get home from work.
Inactivity Can Lead to Weight Gain:
Inactivity leads to low energy and feeling of depression. It also can make you over-eat or eat unhealthy foods. It can also lead to lowering of metabolism rate. All these are bad for your weight. So in order to get out of the vicious cycle of inactivity, start small and improve slowly. The 5 more rule mentioned above can be really instrumental in helping you achieve this!