Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Taekwondo as a Weight Loss Aid

Taekwondo is a type of martial art that can assist you in attaining the healthy looking body that you want through learning discipline and fighting techniques.

Practicing Taekwondo on an ordinary basis is absolutely necessary to lose weight from doing it. But just practicing will not be all that you have to do to achieve weight loss, you also need to eat smart and healthfully, counting the right number of calories for your body type and size.

Taekwondo training has a plethora of other benefits such as learning self-defense skills, having an increased positive mental outlook on life due to the increase
of endorphins, and the joy of competition in a healthy environment.

Here are some steps that are needed to use Taekwondo as a weight loss aid:

  1. Regularly practice Taekwondo. Ideally you should practice three to six times per week for 60-minute sessions. Joining Taekwondo classes is the best way to achieve this. A class environment with others will help you improve your lifestyle and lose weight due to the social support.
  2. Depending on your weight loss goals, body frame type, and present weight, eat a healthy diet that is made up of about 1,500 to 2,500 calories. Choose healthy foods such as low-fat dairy, whole grains, lean protein sources, and fruits and veggies for best possible nutrition. Drink at least eight glasses of water per. It is essential to eat or burn 500 fewer calories per day to lose roughly 1 pound per week.
  3. Add on other types of exercises, like additional strength training, to your Taekwondo training. Don’t worry about getting enough aerobic exercise. If you are doing Taekwondo multiple times per week, you will be getting enough to lose weight. You can increase your metabolism and gain muscles by lifting weights a few times per week if you would like. Try to do this two to four times each week for 30 to 60 minutes per session. 

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