I have been doing a lot of thinking on this subject lately as I have had some weight return (about 45 lbs). Being a truck driver I dont get much in the way of excersise, then when I get home its a flurry of movment to get chores done and I am sore for the next two or three days.
Ever since basic training I have hated the very word excersise so I decided I would do a little research into it.
It takes burning 3500 calories to loose one pound of body fat. Okay, so how much excersise would I have to do to do that?
The answear is, a lot!!!
Check out the chart on this web site:
Not very engouraging.
But, its not just the burning of callories thats important.
I learned that excersise strengthens the heart, incresses blood flow, reduces bad cholesterol, uses excess sugar, improves resperation and incresse the basel metabolic rate wich in turn incresses the amount of calories you burn while sitting on your behind.
I have also found a web site that has exercise that are specific to truck drivers:
Now the real question is will I do it?
So far the answer is No!
I want to change that but how does one overcome a lifetime of hatred towards a healthy accctivity?
I' ll get have to get back to you when I get it figured out. Till then keep the rubbber side down.