If you want to maintain weight loss, you first need to make lifestyle changes. Eating healthier is one of the first changes. Eating healthier doesn’t mean dieting, but making wiser choices when it comes to food. It means learning to avoid foods that have limited benefits but are higher in calories and eat those that will provide your body with the building stones required to keep you healthy. You also need to exercise regularly and stay active. Exercise does more than just burn calories.
You’ll be boosting your metabolism with regular exercise.
When you workout on a regular basis, you do more for your body than just burn calories at that moment. You’ll be building muscle tissue. Muscle tissue requires more calories than fat tissue does, so the more muscular you are, the more calories you’ll burn 24/7. That makes it easier to both lose weight and keep it from returning. You’ll also be doing your body a favor by improving flexibility, strength and endurance.
Choose an activity that interests you and is challenging.
One of the keys to staying motivated and keep you exercising is having an activity you enjoy. Just doing jumping jacks and calisthenics can be pretty boring after a while. Riding a bike or running has its limitation, particularly in bad weather. Finding a way of exercising that doesn’t seem like exercising, but keeps you mentally focused on the activity, rather than the workout is the best method. While golf or other sports involves the mental side, those sports don’t require you to be constantly moving, so they aren’t the ideal activity. Muay Thai, MMA, kick boxing and other competitive sports keep you constantly on the move.
You’ll develop more than just muscles and focus, you’ll develop respect for yourself and others.
Honor is an important part of the program in most martial arts techniques. While your goal is to defeat the opponent, respecting that opponent plays a role, just as respecting yourself is. You’ll be building your mental abilities and body and mind connection, too. You’ll learn to make lightening fast decisions on your next move to deter an aggressor, which keeps your mind active and healthy.
You’ll burn off more than calories, you’ll burn off the hormones created by stress when you practice Muay Thai.
No matter what type of fitness training you need, flexibility, strength, balance or endurance, training for Muay Thai will provide it.
You’ll build core strength. Building core muscles helps keep weight off since these are more than just abdominal muscles, but also back muscles too, requiring many calorie too maintain.
Learning Muay Thai helps build your sense of self-confidence. You’ll walk taller and have more respect for yourself, making eating healthier an easy decision.