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Lift Weights, Play Sports


Posted on January 7th, 2009 by Matt Schoeneberger

Resistance training (weight lifting) is by far the best mode of exercise for a weight loss program. After you establish your RT program, additional activity should come in the form of anything. That’s right, anything. Just get moving. If you hate running, don’t run. Do something else. Take your dog for a walk. Play Wii Fit. Go for a bike ride or a hike.

We play dodgeball (www.azdodgeball.com) for extra activity because it’s demanding and it’s fun. Maybe you could join a recreational sports league that matches your ability. Examples: softball, kickball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, etc.

The point is that if you don’t enjoy the majority of your exercise program, you won’t stick to it. So, make choices you will enjoy. You’ll lose weight (mostly fat), improve your health, and have something fun to look forward to!

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