Losing Weight The Natural Way, Without Exercise :D

The one advantage of falling sick and being crazy busy is that  you lose weight, naturally, without exercise. And that’s just what happened to me.

It all started several months ago when our part-time maid of 6 years went back to Indonesia for 6 weeks to get married. Without her coming to help us out 5 times a week, life was tough and crazy. At that time too, I had a lot of online assignments to write and submit with tight deadlines, right until now.  I was constantly rushing from one task to another, without having proper sit-down meals.  I lost some weight from the thick of things.

Come December 2018 during the long school holidays, I thought that I would gain back the weight I lost as I did not exercise a single day but nope. I was down with a bad throat and cough for almost a month, lost my appetite, did not get a wink of sleep for days from the hacking and whooping and not being to eat what I wanted to eat.  I lost more weight from this sickness.

As a result, I lost close to 2kg within 3 months.  2kg for someone who has been at 46kg for the last 10 years is a lot of weight lost.

From 46 kg+ to 44.4 kg :

And then a few days later, when I saw 44.3 kg, I was thrilled to death! 😬

I was even more thrilled to find out that I could slip into an XXS spaghetti strap top from Cotton On and the top is even loose on me, woohoo!

Love this striking pink floral top which I got it at only RM30 from the Cotton On sale during the December school holidays. What a steal!

Because of a smaller waist (both from the current weight loss and a big fibroid removed 1.5 years ago), I had to bring a pile of skirts to my tailor to have them tightened at the waist as I could totally not wear these skirts anymore. The skirts were dropping down my waist and even my smallest belt could not hold them up.

Who wants to lose weight without having to exercise? Go indulge yourself in more house work, get yourself crazy busy with work but don’t fall sick la. It sucks to fall sick.  My two older girls kept commenting that I am grossly underweight now coz I am lighter than them now 🤫 🤭

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Five Health Risks That Lower With Exercise

If you have a chronic disease — such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or back or joint pain, you will most likely be advised by your doctor to start exercising regularly. Regular exercise can bring about some important health benefits. However, it’s important to talk to your doctor before starting an exercise routine. He or she might have advice on what exercises are safe and any precautions you might need to take while exercising. If you have a chronic condition, regular exercise can help you manage symptoms and improve your health.

Regular exercise can help you lose weight and stay fit. When you exercise, you use muscles. This helps build muscle mass, and muscle tissue burns more calories — even when you’re at rest. 10 pounds of muscle would burn 50 calories in a day spent at rest, while 10 pounds of fat would burn 20 calories.

The most effective way to increase metabolism and burn more calories is by aerobic exercise and strength training. Both are important. Strength training becomes especially important as we get older, when our metabolisms tend to slow down. One way to stop this is to add some strength training to your workout at least a couple of times a week. The largest muscles (and therefore the largest calorie burners) are in the thighs, abdomen, chest, and arms.

People who want to build muscles fast take supplements, such as those from https://musclesfax.com/ to assist in building muscles. If you prefer to take a natural approach in building muscles, you need to engage in some form of resistance training that will place a load on the muscles hard enough to stress them into getting stronger and eventually bigger. This load can be gravity in the form of calisthenics like pushups, pull ups, sit up, lunges, dips, or in the form of resistance training like free weights, weight training machines, or tubing and cable pulley systems.

Aerobic exercise can help improve your heart health and endurance and aid in weight loss. High-intensity interval training is generally safe and effective for most people and can take less time. In high-intensity interval training, you alternate exercising at high levels of intensity and exercising at a less intense level for short periods of time. Even activities such as walking at higher intensities count.

Strength training can improve muscle strength and endurance, make it easier to do daily activities, slow disease-related declines in muscle strength, and provide stability to joints.

Flexibility exercises may help you to have optimal range of motion about your joints, so they can function best, and stability exercises may help reduce the risk of falls.

Here are five chronic health conditions that will improve with regular exercise:

1. Dementia
2. Some cancers
3. Osteoporosis
4. Depression
5. Arthritis

With regular exercise, not only do we feel good about our body, we feel healthy and happier, it increases our energy levels, our skin glows, we sleep better and it reduces our risk of chronic diseases. If you have not started on an exercise regimen yet, I recommend you to do so right away to reap all the benefits that come with exercise.

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