When your objective is to lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle, exercise is your friend – but it’s a different kind of friendship than that of the athlete who is exercising towards a different goal.
From the Obesity Action Coalition
For some of you, this may be a difficult concept to grasp because you have always had the “no pain, no gain” mindset. Th e reality of maximizing your weight-loss is to work smarter, not harder. Yes it is true; you do not have to “kill” yourself in order to lose weight. In fact, your body is actually better at burning fat at low to moderate intensities of activity, especially if you are just starting to exercise. Although most athletes tend to be leaner, you will be delighted to know that you do not have to train like an athlete to maximize your body’s ability to burn fat and ultimately become leaner.