Strength Training and Permanent Weight Loss

March 19th, 2010

In the new issue, of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified News Magazine, Dr. Wayne L. Westcott writes that “contrary to the cover story in Time magazine, titled, Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin, dieting alone is not a productive means for attaining permanent weight loss.” And that strength training combined with dieting “may offer a more sensible and successful means for attaining and maintaining desirable body weight and body composition.”

And so relying on just one method (whether it be diet or exercise) will not in the long, produce sustainable and significant weight loss and permanent changes to your body.

Your body’s amazing ability of adaptation will demand that a more comprehensive approach will be required to achieve significant body composition changes.

In my experience, combining strength training, aerobic exercise and healthy food choices, as well as practicing stress reduction techniques and making sure you’re getting enough rest (the lack of – has been found to contribute to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and weight gain), is how best to achieve and sustain significant body composition changes over the long term.

Read the Full Article: Effects of Strength Training on Resting Energy Expenditure
By Dr. Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D

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