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Exercise for Weight Loss

The aim of fitness training for many people is to lose weight. There is a lot of advice about losing weight which can get confusing. Along with dietary changes, exercise should be an important part of any weight loss program.

For some people, just a small increase in activity can help tip the scales so that you are consuming more energy than you are taking in your food. Simple steps such as walking or cycling instead of taking your car, climbing stairs rather than taking the elevator, playing with your kids, going out dancing or joining a sports team can make the difference, and it can be fun too.

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Weight training for weight loss

Most of think of running or performing other cardiovascular exercise for weight loss, and the many article here attest to that, but it is not the only way. Resistance training can be an important component of any training program for weight loss, as shown in these articles.

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