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Rapid Fat Loss Best to get Body Good and Healthy

Rapid Fat Loss Best to get Body Good and Healthy

First of all, fat burning is part of day-to-day activities and especially while exercising. Consequently, increasing fat burning results in rapid fat loss.

Rapid Fat Loss

Background

First of all rapid fat loss occurs when fat burning is in full swing. Also, fat burning is essentially oxidation of triglycerides. And, triglycerides are formed by combining glycerol with three fatty acid molecules. Furthermore, the three fatty acid molecules produce energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate.

Most noteworthy, triglycerides make up fat cells.  Also, the fat cells are located in the adipose tissue, commonly known as body fat.  Especially relevant, the adipose tissue’s role is to store fat.  And, the adipose tissue is all over the body, including under the skin and wrapped around internal organs.

Energy Sources

Most of all, during exercise, the body needs energy.  Also, initially it gets it from glucose in the blood.  And, then, the body gets energy from the triglycerides in the fat cells.  Furthermore, triglycerides oxidized by oxygen deliver energy. And, the triglycerides get this oxygen from the blood stream  Also, oxidation releases three fatty acids, which are energy sources.

Energy Production

First of all, the lungs inhale oxygen. Then the oxygen is transferred to red blood cells in the blood stream.  And, the oxygen rich red blood cells deliver oxygen to the triglycerides. Furthermore, the by-product of triglyceride oxidation is carbon dioxide and water. Consequently, the carbon dioxide and water enter the blood stream.  Then, the carbon dioxide leaves the blood stream and enter the lungs. And the lungs exhale the carbon dioxide.  Finally, the water in the blood stream leaves the body through the kidneys, intestines and skin pores (as sweat).

Research

Most noteworthy, researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia found that when weight is lost the majority of it leaves the body as carbon dioxide.  In addition, they found that oxidation of 22 pounds of human fat needs 64 pounds of oxygen. And the lungs inhale this oxygen. Consequently, oxidation produces 62 pounds of carbon dioxide and 24 pounds of water.

Furthermore, the infographic below illustrates the process.  Most noteworthy, the infographic illustrates amount of fat burned by 50 year old, 5’ 8” male and female joggers in one hour.

Conclusion

In conclusion, faster oxidation causes rapid fat loss. And this occurs when you inhale deeply and rapidly.  Finally, this occurs when you are doing aerobic exercises such as jogging, running, swimming, cycling, elliptical trainers, etc.

Click here to visualize the fat burning process in your body.

Hold onto Your Hard Won Fitness: Avoid Addiction

Hold onto Your Hard Won Fitness: Avoid Addiction

Exercise addiction is an unhealthy obsession with physical fitness and exercise. Furthermore, it’s often a result of body image disorders and eating disorders. And, exercise addicts display traits similar to those of other addicts.

  1. First of all, they are obsessed over the behavior
  2. Also, they engage in the behavior even though its causing them physical harm
  3. And, they continue engaging in the behavior despite wanting to stop
  4. Finally, they secretly engage in the behavior

Consequently, extreme weight loss and harmful health conditions related to weight loss could result from exercise addiction.

exercise addiction

 

Causes of Exercise Addiction

Most noteworthy, exercise releases endorphins and dopamine.  Consequently, an exercise addict feels rewards and joy when exercising. Especially relevant, exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness.  And, people who feel pressured to stay in shape are at risk of developing exercise addiction. Furthermore, people who are overweight and set out on an extreme weight loss regimen are also at risk.

Symptoms of Exercise Addiction

Most of all, common symptoms of exercise addiction include:

  1. First of all, you get withdrawal symptoms, such as feelings of irritability, restlessness, or anxiety after a period without exercise.
  2. Also a feeling of loss of control, such as inability to control the urge to exercise or to stop exercising for a significant time, especially in the presence of an injury that requires time to heal.
  3. In addition, a need to continue to exercise even in the presence of injuries, physical problems, psychological issues, or interpersonal problems.
  4. And continue to go beyond the original intended exercise duration, frequency or, intensity without meaning to do so.
  5. Moreover, there is reduction in other activities, spending less time in social, occupational or, other situations as a direct result of exercising.
  6. Furthermore, spending a great deal of time engaging in, planning for, thinking about or, recovering from exercise.
  7. Also need to exercise more often, for longer duration, or at higher intensity to feel the desired effect than originally.
  8. Finally, experiencing an inability to stick with a reduced exercise program.

Avoidance

First of all, to prevent exercise addiction, avoid excessive trips to the gym.  Also, limit your workout time and the amount of daily exercise. Finally, to let your body rest, take breaks from exercise throughout the week .

Conclusion

In conclusion, as much as exercising is a very healthy thing to do for you and your body, it’s important to keep it in perspective.  Most of all, step back and see if you have symptoms of exercise addiction and then take steps to counteract them.

Hold onto Your Hard Won Fitness: Avoid Overtraining

Hold onto Your Hard Won Fitness: Avoid Overtraining

Overtraining is the result of giving your body more work or stress than it can handle. Overtraining occurs when a person experiences stress and physical trauma from exercise faster than their body can repair the damage. Symptoms of overtraining may be different from one person to another.  Any combination of the symptoms, described below, may indicate that you are over trained and need to recover.

symptoms of overtraining

 

Physical Symptoms of Overtraining

Physical symptoms of overtraining include the following:

  1. Lethargy
  2. A plateau in performance.
  3. A drop in performance.  A drop in workout performance is one of the earliest signs of overload.  Altered performance levels are more apparent in endurance activities such as running or cycling.
  4. Inability to complete workoutsLoss of libido
  5. Poor co-ordination
  6. Swelling of the lymph glands
  7. Abnormal heart rate
  8. Elevated heart rate measured when you wake up in the morning.  When you put more stress on the heart, it has to work a lot harder.  An increase in your normal resting heart rate, say from 45 beats per minute to 60 beats per minute, could indicate that you are placing excessive stress on your body.
  9. Elevated exercising heart rate
  10. Chronic muscle soreness.  Persistent muscle soreness that lasts for hours or days after your workout is a sure sign you need more rest.
  11. Lack of appetite. A decrease in appetite can occur in the middle to later stages of over exercising and goes hand in had with feelings of fatigue and lack of motivation.  By slowing down bodily processes like metabolism, the body attempts to force a reduction in its workload.
  12. Weight loss (when not trying).
  13. Frequent minor infections

Psychological Symptoms of Overtraining

Psychological symptoms of overtraining include the following:

  1. Tiredness
  2. Sleep disorder (both too much and not enough). Being in a state of overload comes with disrupted sleep patterns, so instead of getting much-needed rest, you become restless and can’t fall asleep.
  3. Feeling of “heaviness”
  4. A desire to skip workouts (your body is telling you something and you should listen).
  5. Lack of enthusiasm when it comes to both the gym and everyday activities.
  6. Decreased concentration.
  7. Mood changes.  These signs are common when your body is overstressed physically.  The stress hormones you release when you are emotionally stressed are also released when you are physically overloaded.
  8. Irritability
  9. Depression
  10. Anxiety

Conclusions

It’s important to recognize symptoms of overtraining and take steps to pull back.  This will allow you and your body to get the maximum benefits from all your hard work.