Saturday, May 4, 2013

Alternative Cardio Exercises to Lose Weight

By Chet Sandeksi

There are many hundreds of thousands of individuals who struggle with weight loss. These people typically strive diligently to lose the excess weight they carry with mixed results.

Manuel Uribe is a 47 year old man from Monterrey, Mexico. He is best known for his record as the heaviest living person in the world. Back in the early 2000s era, he hit an all-time high of 1,320 pounds. He had been bedridden for years and was looking for a way out of his predicament. Doctors and friends recommended weight loss surgery as the easiest way to literally get back on his feet.

Millions of Americans are obese, and one million more are overweight. Why do so many Americans have problems with weight?

Common cardio exercises such as running, walking, climbing stairs, and using an elliptical machine have all been proven effective at strengthening a person's cardio health, burning calories, and shedding pounds. But the common theme for all of these cardio exercises is the use of a person's legs; and for some individuals who are striving to lose weight, using their legs while exercising is not an option due to other health concerns or physical limitations.

First, they created a diet that dropped his daily intake of calories to 2,000. His diet consisted of egg-white omelets, fresh salads, chicken fajitas, fish fillet and spring greens. This diet did two things for him. First, it reduced the sheer amount of food Manuel was eaten. Instead of eating several hearty meals, his food intake was reduced drastically. The second thing it did was concentrate his diet on healthier foods. He received a more balanced diet that contained all of the normal, healthy nutrients that the body needs. With a controlled diet, the body can start shedding excess fat.

The reason why people struggle to accept that a lifestyle change is needed is because they are comfortable with the way they are currently living with. Very few people are accepting of the idea that they need to change several big things about their life.

Instead, the person's arms are performing the vigorous movements that get the heart rate up and the cardio health a boost. Working the bag as fast as one can for a period of three minutes in a set will provide the cardio workout one is looking for.

Once the media had finished with their coverage, Manuel kept going. By 2008, he dropped to 790 pounds and has continued working until his 440 pound measurement in February of last year (2012).

But they do not want to make the life changes necessary to do those things, so they are always on the lookout for a way to lose weight without the effort and pain of change. The sad thing is, when people go on these gimmicky weight loss plans, they usually end up gaining the weight right back when they stop the diet plan.

For those more drastic cases, some may wish to consider undergoing weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery performed by medical professionals is a viable option for those who cannot lose weight through maintaining a proper diet and regular exercise.

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