FITNESS REGIMENS & WEIGHT LOSS
PLANO WELLNESS DOCTOR
Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Loss Programs
The Wellness Center in Plano, Texas offers custom-tailored fitness regimens to help you achieve weight loss and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with our weight loss doctor.
Every patient’s body, mind and health condition stand apart from all others–and so should their workout routines. Fitness regimens can be of various lengths, focus on different muscle groups, including certain types of exercises and sports, and take place anywhere from a gym to the countryside. Based on a patient’s current condition and wellness goals, one’s fitness regimen can help one to feel better, lose weight, grow stronger, gain confidence and improve energy levels. Sticking to a fitness regimen can also lessen one’s chances of future health problems and will allow for a quicker bounceback if a health problem does occur.
The concept to weight fluctuation is quite simple: when one burns more than is consumed in calories, weight decreases. When one consumes more calories than one burns, the body stores the extra calories as fat, resulting in an increase in weight. If enough fat is stored over time and one’s body mass index is skewed, the body eventually reaches the stage of obesity. Every person has a unique reason for their weight gain, yet all should have one collective goal: weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the powerful duo to achieving the desired result of a healthy body weight. While physicians emphasize diet as the most important element to spurring weight loss, exercise proves effective as well and should be used as a way to stay fit, comfortable and free of weight gain.
Aerobic exercise serves as a way to burn fat and increase one’s energy. Aerobic activity can take place in an array of locations and take form in exercises like running, rowing or cycling. Modifications can also exist within forms of exercise, like running up hills or running in slow and fast intervals to workout one’s heart. Aerobic activity allows the body to burn more calories due to the body’s power sources created over time as a result of increased activity. Organelles called mitochondria convert the body’s resources into adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which serves as energy for the body. With increased physical activity, the body will naturally call for more energy, causing more mitochondria to form and produce more energy. Because the additional energy from the increased amount of mitochondria pulls from the body’s calorie source, more calories are used up instead of being stored. If the number of calories being used exceeds the number consumed, weight loss results. The number of mitochondria in one’s body can fluctuate, with the body destroying and creating them based on the amount of energy it currently needs. Therefore, to keep up the increase in calorie burning, one must continually exercise to maintain a high number of mitochondria.
Aerobic activity can take care of burning the fat, but one must workout his or her muscles, strengthening and sculpting one’s body and, as a result, burning even more calories for weight loss. Muscles can eliminate fat even while it is inactive; while adipose tissue, or fat, uses no energy to rest, skeletal muscle tissue, or muscles, uses energy even while you are sitting. Therefore, the stronger and more developed muscles become, the more energy they can use. Those training with weights should not be reluctant to push themselves to lift stronger weights. With light repetitive reps, one’s muscles will reach a certain state and remain; safely and reasonably increasing the amount of weight lifted will allow muscles to grow. While aerobic exercises and weight training boost weight loss, other supplemental activities can benefit as well. Sports remains one of the most popular ways to have fun and be active. Whether one plays traditional sports, like baseball or tennis, or competes in nontraditional sports, like paintball or parkour, physical activity can sometimes replace aerobic workouts and, over time, can result in weight loss.
The Wellness Center and our weight loss doctor help those with a common goal to lose weight by considering their conditions and creating fitness regimens with combinations of aerobic activity and weight training, as well as including lifestyle changes. The Wellness Center understands patients’ situations and supports patients throughout their journeys to weight loss, resulting in a better quality of life and more confidence. One wishing to find an effective fitness regimen or weight loss doctor can visit the Wellness Center serving the areas of Plano, Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Allen and Carrollton.