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Nov 14, 2023

The Importance of Exercise in Weight Loss

While it is widely acknowledged that any weight loss journey necessitates lifestyle changes, the importance of exercise cannot be overstated. Exercise is critical to maintaining both physical and mental health. It can help to improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve mood and cognitive function [1]. 


Exercise is also important to lose weight. 

Exercise is a key component of weight loss because it helps to increase your metabolism and burn calories faster. The more calories burned through exercise, the greater the potential for weight loss. Exercise also helps you tone your body and build muscle, improving your physique and self-confidence [2]. 


Here are the top reasons physical activity is important:                                                                                              

  • Burn more calories (even at rest)

  • Get toned and build muscle.

  • Improve your mood and manage stress.

  • Get a better night’s sleep

  • Reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension [3]


In short, if you are trying to lose weight, it is imperative to include exercise in your plan. Begin by setting a goal of at least 30 minutes per day of low-impact, low-to-moderate-intensity exercise. If you are having a difficult time fitting exercise into one session, it may be split up into shorter periods throughout the day to help you build motivation and endurance [4]. 


Physical activity is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Whether you choose to walk, swim, dance, or engage in low-impact aerobics, regular physical activity can help to improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and promote mental and emotional well-being.


Before you get started

Before starting any new exercise regimen to support weight loss, speak with your Fountain Provider, to determine a safe and appropriate exercise plan. 


References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2023). Benefits of physical activity. https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm

  2. Plecher, P. (2022). Exercise and weight loss. HealthLine. https://www.healthline.com/health/exercise-and-weight-loss#benefits

  3. Mayo Clinic. (2023). Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389

  4. Mayo Clinic. (2021). Exercise for weight loss: Calories burned in 1 hour. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/in-depth/exercise/art-20050999

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Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Fountain Vitality Inc.
2064 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Fountain Vitality-affiliated medical practices are independently owned and operated by licensed physicians who provide services using the Fountain Vitality telehealth platform. For more information about the relationship between Fountain Vitality and the medical practices click here.

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Fountain Vitality Inc.
2064 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Fountain Vitality-affiliated medical practices are independently owned and operated by licensed physicians who provide services using the Fountain Vitality telehealth platform. For more information about the relationship between Fountain Vitality and the medical practices click here.

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Fountain Vitality Inc.
2064 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204