Is Low-Impact Exercise Enough For Weight Loss: Experts Discuss

BRAMHALL, STOCKPORT, U.K. - Sept. 23, 2021 - PRLog -- Wilmslow, United Kingdom -  The increasing popularity of various fitness regimens has created much debate regarding the effectiveness of low-impact exercise for weight loss. Professional personal trainers at Alchemy Personal Training share their thoughts on the subject to ensure that misinformation is not spread and help people achieve their fitness goals successfully.

Low-impact exercises have been practiced for centuries. It is essentially any movement that can be performed in a fluid motion and is gentle on the joints. Examples of this type include cycling, swimming, walking, and yoga. In contrast, high-impact exercises place a greater level of impact on joints as they involve running and jumping. This type includes High-intensity interval training and long-distance running.

"Most people tend to assume that low impact exercises are better than high impact ones. While there is some truth to it, it's not entirely correct. Low-impact workouts are more prolonged than high impact ones; therefore, it proportionally burns more fat than carbohydrates. This is because your body needs oxygen to burn fat effectively. When you train with low intensity, your body has more oxygen available to break down fat and use it as its primary energy source," shares a trainer.

As most people wish to burn the excess fat deposits in their bodies, low-impact exercise can seem on the surface to be more effective. However, just because fat is being burned does not necessarily indicate you will lose weight.

A trainer shares, "what many fail to grasp is that to lose weight, it's not about the fat but the calories you burn. For the most effective weight loss, you need to lose more calories than you take in. However, the problem with low-impact exercises is that they do not burn enough carbohydrates. Consequently, fewer calories are lost. In contrast, high-impact exercises proportionally burn more carbohydrates than fat, leading to a larger calorie deficit. When this occurs, your body will burn stored fat deposits to compensate for the missing energy."

However, this does not mean high-impact exercises are better than low-impact ones. They are both very effective; however, if you are planning to do the latter, your workout needs to be longer to burn more calories. Ultimately, consistency is key.

About Alchemy Personal Training:
Alchemy Personal Training is the United Kingdom's leading fitness studio. We have several locations throughout the United Kingdom and offer various facilities and services to benefit your health in our personal training studio. Clients and fitness enthusiasts can avail world-class services, facilities, and equipment at our personal training studio. Our team comprising the most exceptional personal trainers will be here to provide guidance and ensure that you will successfully achieve your health goals.

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