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Exercises to Lose Weight

For SHA Wellness Clinic
January 15, 2019

Paulina Mercader - Director of our Wellness Area

Our Director of the Wellness Area, shares some exercises to lose weight and start the year fit and healthy.

2019 is the year to begin with a healthy approach of the myth “less weight, more health.” In other words it complements the weight of each person.

“A person’s weight is the sum of their muscle mass, their bone mass (the bones), their fat (both body and visceral) and their organs. Seeing as the two factors that tend to vary the most are the muscle mass and body fat mass, when it comes to weight these are the two factors we are referring to.”

When we focus on losing weight, we should remember that we will lose fat and muscle. The latter might be counterproductive if a lot of muscle is lost or it is lost over a long time. In terms of losing fat, the impact on the weighing scales might not be as dramatic as we expected, although our body will gradually undergo a body recomposition, which makes us lose volume, thus giving us a more sculpted and compact body as we lose a % of fat.

The ideal thing to burn fat is an exercise routine that involves various muscle groups (full-body) at the same time, thus increasing the calorie expenditure = more fat is burned.

Some examples of these exercises are:

  • Burpees, jumping from a box, pull-ups and squats.
  • Training sessions that produce the EPOC effect (post exercise oxygen consumption), these exercises are highlighted because after having finished the session we continue to burn fat.
  • Strength training.

It shouldn’t be forgotten that a functional assessment must be carried out with a certified trainer who helps us find the ideal routine that does not cause any injuries and helps us attain our objectives safely and progressively.


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