1. LEG EXERCISES ARE THE BEST BELLY-BOOSTING EXERCISES
I watched a morning show in the television during father's day which featured exercises to help father lose their beer bellies. The instructor demonstrated a couple of leg exercises such as squatting, leg lifting, etc, before he actually did the crunches. The MC asked the instructor why he did more leg exercises than the actually crunches for the belly
. I also noticed it and was curious of his reason.
He said that the legs have the most muscles in the body and so by exercising the leg muscles, it helps remove the fats in the body which are mostly deposited in the tummy area. He was not able to explain it well, but I got what he was trying to say.
2. STRENGTH TRAINING IS THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS EXERCISE
I hated dumbells and all those weight-lifting equipment. For how many years I believed that traditional lengthy cardio is the best exercise to lose weight. I was wrong!!! Strength training is the best way to lose weight. That is according to many fitness articles that I have read from the internet the past weeks.
By developing your muscles and increasing lean muscles tissues, the faster the resting metabolism. Resting metabolism means your body is "working out" when you are just sitting or lying down. Muscle-enhancing workout also increases the production of two fat-burning hormones called the growth hormone and testosterone. And most of all, muscles require a lot of calories when they are working, meaning that the more you lift weight and exercise those arms and legs, the more calorie are being burned.
Ooooohhh all those pathopysiology during my nursing days are coming back to me! It all makes sense why my early morning walking-jogging did not do anything to my body.