Looking after You.....
Many people believe they are active because they feel they are always rushing around, but it is surprising to many that for the majority of their time they are sedentary. Studies have shown that obese people naturally tend towards sedentary behaviour and can be seated for an extra 2 Ĺ hours per day compared to slimmer people. Increasing your exercise, movement frequency and generally becoming more active is terrific - it burns kilocalories, reduces stress levels, improves your health, reduces visceral fats and helps you sleep better. A regular exercise pattern will reduce your risk of major diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and improves your mood which will help you stay motivated for continued weight loss.† You donít have to join a gym to do it, there are many low cost forms of exercise that are fun Ė small changes can have a big impact on your health!
- Setting yourself achievable targets is a great idea, especially if you are not used to exercise or find it difficult. Donít push yourself too hard or overdo it at the beginning. All exercise should be
gradually increased, gentle walking, cycling, swimming, climbing stairs
are all great ways to introduce exercise and once you feel able, aim for a minimum of 30 minutes physical activity every day for
health (the same
health benefits can be received from breaking this up into 10 minute exercise blocks, so that you can easily adapt this into your day).† For weight loss working towards more exercise may be needed, so increasing your exercise targets weekly as you progress can be a great aim and motivation whilst you drop weight
- If you are already exercising, adapt your routine to suit your energy levels. Maybe moderate it until your body adjust to the lower calorie intake. Make sure you drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration and as your weight comes off, youíll probably become more active naturally. Listen to your body it knows best!†
Exercise forms an important part of your weight loss journey,
and is key to your long term weight management.† How much or what exercise you take
depends on your calorie intake, health, age and preference.† If following a VLCD no planned
exercise is recommended until you enter the third week and then gentle exercise
only whilst your body settles down into the reduction in calories or ketosis
efficiently beginning to convert and burn your stored fat for energy.†
High impact exercise needs to be powered by energy from food intake, and this is obviously less while on most Kee Weight Loss Plan, so be realistic about what you will be able to achieve. If you are already exercising and consider yourself quite fit, take it easy for a couple of weeks and you may be able to regain youíre current levels of exercise when you have settled into your plan or you may need to moderate it slightly until you are in weight management phase.