Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
In addition to trimming your waistline, regular exercise combined with healthy eating helps people feel better, think more clearly and live a longer, healthier life, Experient Health wrote in its latest post in the Living Well Blog series.
"Don’t begin your exercise program too ambitiously," Experient Health wrote. "The key to success is to start slowly and increase the difficulty of your workouts as you become more fit. Those who overdo it often experience muscle soreness, become discouraged and quit."
Exercise should be fairly comfortable for you.
"Your pace should be just below the point at which you start to breathe quickly. Exercising at this pace produces two desirable results: it mobilizes fat burning and helps you develop endurance. This means that for maximum fat burning, longer, slower exercise is more beneficial than short, strenuous workouts."
Reasonably fit people exercising at the proper pace should burn between 400 and 600 calories per hour during any aerobic exercise.
Counting calories also means trimming the fat, Experient Health wrote.
"The media is full of varying reports on how to lose or maintain weight," Experient Health wrote. "Most experts agree that eating a well-balanced diet low in fat is the key to losing weight. Since fat contains more than twice the calories of carbohydrates or protein, high-fat food equates to higher calories."
While lowering fat intake is important, it is also important to monitor calorie intake.
While an ideal caloric intake depends on age, body size and level of activity, generally, women ages 23 to 50 need an average of 2,000 calories per day, while men in the same age group require about 2,400 calories per day.
Read more in Experient Health’s Living Well Blog series, which covers topics ranging from healthy recipes, conservation, vaccination seasons, exercise tips, healthcare news and more.
About Experient Health:
For years, Experient Health, a Virginia Farm Bureau company, has helped people find the right insurance coverage and get the most for their health care dollars. The Richmond, VA.-based group is dedicated to providing high quality health insurance options to customers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. As a result, its consultants, with an average of more than 20 years experience, are intimately familiar with the states’ provider networks, products and regulations.
Representing the top national insurance carriers, Experient Health provides customers with multiple policy options designed to meet wellness needs and financial requirements.
Experient Health grew out of Virginia Farm Bureau and is a "hometown agency" in that it operates a network of more than 100 offices. However, it boasts the resources and technology of larger firms.
Consultants are available online, via phone and through their offices.
Learn more at http://www.experienthealth.com, utilize the online health insurance quote calculator or contact a consultant directly at 855.677.6580.