Exercise Without Losing Weight

Diabetes, Losing Weight, Staying Motivated

Today, an article in Sunday Star is quite interesting: it talks about a study conducted to find out the effects of exercising without losing weight. Subjects (slim, obese & diabetic men) were given an exercise program but with a twist- they have to eat more to compensate for the extra calories lost.

The results:

  • even though there is no weight loss, there’s a reduction in the waistline of all the subjects.
  • this shows a reduction in the metabolic active fat tissue located in our abdomen area: which is quite bad for health.

Conclusion from the study:

  • By virtue of just exercising, there are various health benefits that are being discovered by researches all the time- even if it means that we are not losing weight when we exercise
  • It’s a huge mistake if we think that the only motivation for us to exercise is just to lose weight- because if that does not materialise in a short time (most of the time, most people’s willpower is short lived), we’ll just give up- and never reap the benefits of exercising

I have started exercising actively again since last year and as mentioned in previous posts, I did not see the results weight loss until after a year (coz of my sweet tooth). But the benefits are enormous. I remembered when I first started yoga, I felt especially tired after the first few classes. Could be some dissolving of hard toxins accumulated for ages- and after a while, I rely on exercise to fight my fatigue. Only when I start combining with healthy diet of less sugar, more vege and fruits, I am able to reap the full benefits- feeling well even when I did not visit the gym, increased stamina, higher tolerance of stress, and able to wear clothes that I had not previously able to wear : )

Related Posts

Overcome your fears that stop you from exercising We may have some experiences or injuries that you have sustained from a certain activity that made us give up our favourite exercise or sports. Bad experiences should not be a deterrent to us towards leading a more healthy lifestyle. If fact, once we work on the fear and overcome it, it will not longer be a fear and we would feel more confident whe...
Stress, caffeine and that stubborn belly fat I have noticed that despite being physically active and exercising frequently, I've had a stubborn tummy bulge that refuses to go off. Being overweight in the past, the fat would distribute evenly from my face, arms, legs but this time, it seemed to focus on the abdomen area. From my personal experience, there is a very strong correlation betwee...
Motivational Adventures from Others Out There CHECK OUT THE UPDATED LISTING UNDER RECOMMENDED SITES There are really other people in the world who went on their fitness/diet plan and loses tonnes of weight and kept it off. Here are some blog or online journal started by others who are going through the weight loss journey. 100 Top Health & Wellness Blog Amazing Adventures of D...
It’s NOT entirely your fault when you can’t lose weight It's not entirely your fault if you are overweight and have problem keeping it off. Eating the wrong type of food will trigger your cravings and hunger pangs. And most of the time, you do not realise it. Once, there was a woman who was was overweight all her life. When she was 40years old, she weighed 300 pounds. She had seen doctors and they h...
Exercise motivation in the gym for the overweight There is a guy (on the obese side) who I sometimes bump into at some yoga based classes. When I randomly go for a class on weekday and a Saturday, he was in my class. He has been dilligently doing his best for the past month or so- and I sincerely hope he would stay on the program and don't give up. Even the instructors also sort of take a liking f...
Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a Comment

Cancel reply


4 + = 5