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Someone told me doing weights will help me loose weight, is this true?
Question from Rachel: Thanks for your question Rachel. Weights to some extent do help you lose weight however the main form of exercise you would need to be doing is cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, cycling.
What weights do is help speed up your metabolism. This happens due to the lean muscle mass that you gain when weight training. This lean muscle mass requires calories to maintain itself so the more muscle you have the higher your metabolism will be.
As this lean muscle mass requires calories it helps to burn fat as the muscle uses the calories in the body's fat stores. Also the more muscle you have the more calories your body needs to maintain itself. This means that if you carry on eating as you were then you will lose weight as the calorie intake will be less than the calorie outtake.
Remember weights do to some extent help you lose weight however most of your training needs to consist of cardiovascular exercise. For more information please call 08081080506.
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