Exercise & Weight Management

The BEST exercise for WEIGHT LOSS

A very common question that I am asked is “What is the best exercise to help me lose some weight?

The answer I give to this question is quite simple, but applying this answer and seeing the results that this answer gives can be a complicated process.

The best exercise for weight loss is…. the exercise that you are going to do!

Not the exercise you are going to just do for the first 3 weeks of January after you’ve made a New Year’s resolution.

Not the exercise that you’ll do every morning and night for a week, before wearing yourself and your body out so much that you never do it again.

If these two situations ring a bell, you’re not alone. But don’t worry; it’s very possible to get yourself into a healthy exercise routine that you’ll stick to. The best place to start is with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, who has the knowledge and expertise to help you find the right exercise for you and your situation. Accredited Exercise Physiologists understand the frustrations and fears that you may face with a new exercise regime, and can provide the support and guidance that is required to get you through the tough times.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists know that there are certain things to keep in mind if you are planning to exercise for the purposes of weight management.

  • Having excess weight might mean that there are other health issues that need to be addressed before an exercise program can begin. This could be Diabetes, Cardiovascular conditions, Asthma, Arthritis or areas of your body where you get a lot of pain. Luckily, Exercise Physiologists are experts in prescribing exercise to individuals with conditions such as these so there will always be something you can get started with.
  • Exercise certainly plays its part in weight management, but to get the best results possible it needs to be paired with a healthy balanced diet. If this is an area that you struggle in, ask your GP for a referral to a local Dietician. Exercise and Diet each provide enormous benefits that the other cannot, but paired together, they are an amazing combination.
  • Sustained weight loss is not an overnight fix; don’t believe the infomercials or the celebrities trying to sell you the miracle product that will help you lose weight at the blink of an eye. Depending on your starting weight, goal weight, co-morbidities and other barriers to exercise, sustained weight loss might be a 6-24 month commitment. It is important to know this when starting an exercise program to ensure appropriate goals are set.

Are you ready to find the type of exercise that will kick-start your journey for weight management? Give our Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Tim a call today on 8331 1557 to arrange an appointment at our Oakden, Toorak Gardens and Port Augusta clinics.

Written by: Tim Manning B Clin Ex Phys

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