Carrying excess weight is a prime coronary risk factor, and is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people every year.

The best way to eliminate the risk is by ensuring you reach your optimal weight through sensible diet and exercise. Fad diets don’t work and are only a short term fix, sensible eating and exercising is ideal for the long term. Another plus is that you will look and feel great.

As some people assume that muscle can be changes into fat and vice versa this is a complete myth and is physically impossible as the two have different properties. However you can change your body composition for the better by decreasing your body fat and increase your muscle mass.

Your goal should not be simply to lose weight but to lose body fat. Body fat is simply a collection of unused calories stored as a substance called adipose tissue.

To start with just focus on these two factors:

  • In this day and age the modern person moves less than at any other time in history. The majority of people don’t do enough in there daily lives to balance the calorie equation and therefore get fatter. So extra exercise is needed to reverse this process.
  • If you eat sensibly it is possible to control the amount of calories you consume which also has a significant effect on the equation. Foods to be aware of are the ones people tend to love the most diary, high fat and high sugar, moderation is the key.

There are some lucky people out there who seem to be able to eat what they like and stay thin and then there’s others who only have to look at a cream cake and put on 2lb. Regular exercise will increase your metabolic rate which means you will burn more calories during your workout and at rest.

It is very simple to reverse the process so make that start today not tomorrow as tomorrow never comes!