Reducing the risk of serious diseases that endanger life is a major health benefit. Many people believe that the best reward for losing weight is to feel healthier and observe an improvement. Something you will notice is that you have more energy and you will perceive an increase in your physical condition. The best way to lose weight is with medically supervised weight loss programs and exercise.
Just 30 minutes of daily physical exercise divided into three sessions of 10 minutes of physical activity each day are enough to increase the basal metabolic rate (BMR), which affects the speed at which you burn calories and, ultimately, if you keep the weight, you gain it or you lose it. The basal metabolic rate represents approximately 60 to 75% of the calories burned each day.
To notice the benefits of exercising, you should gradually increase the intensity and frequency of training. This is the key to losing weight in general. Therefore, you should do physical activity every day or at least five times a week.
In general, the body composition is divided into fat mass and lean mass and can be measured in height, weight, perimeters and thickness of skin folds.
Often two approaches are used to determine if a person is overweight: body mass index (BMI) and waist measurement. The measurement of the waist gives you an idea of how fat is distributed in your body.
The BMI is the most common way to calculate if you are overweight. People with a BMI above 30 are considered obese. Obesity poses a greater risk to health than being overweight. It is considered that people with a BMI between 25 and 30 are overweight. Overweight alone does not necessarily cause health problems but it could be a problem if the person already has certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes.