Weight Loss – Is High or Low Intensity Exercise Best?

Weight Loss – Is High or Low Intensity Exercise Best?

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 13:21

If exercising for weight loss/weight management, don’t make the mistake that you have to exercise at high intensity. It’s commonly prescribed that the higher intensity, the greater the calories we burn. While this is true (during exercise), the calories burned in one high intensity workout is insignificant in comparison to the calories from one decent meal.


What’s most critical for weight management is our ‘basal or ‘resting’ metabolism, which is best stimulated by regular, consistent activity. We have to give the message to our subtle/non-physical body (the INTELLIGENCE running our cells) that we are an ‘active person’. This makes our body efficiently burn calories morning, noon & night…not just during exercise.

So when exercising for health, feel okay about keeping the intensity low/moderate and FOCUS ON INCREASING YOUR DURATION & REGULARITY (daily best).

You’ll be a more efficient fat burner …even while you sleep! And keeping exercise at a moderate level will protect you from injury & illness, help you maintain ongoing motivation and most importantly keep it enjoyable…the way exercise is meant to be.

Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers.  Mark is also CEO of David Lynch Foundation Australia.