Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, discusses Weight Loss and Cardiac Recovery and how activity and nutrition help play a role in managing weigh.
Loading the player...Weight Loss and Cardiac Recovery Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, discusses Weight Loss and Cardiac Recovery and how activity and nutrition help play a role in managing weigh.
Featuring Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist, Athletic Therapist
Duration: 1 minute, 8 seconds
Weight Loss and Cardiac Recovery
Physical activity does play an important role in weight management, but the number of calories we actually burn through physical activity is probably far fewer than we think.
To give you an example, someone, an average person walking every day of the week for an hour, briskly on level ground, probably still won't even burn off the equivalent of a pound of fat. And that's with seven hours of exercise.
So you can see that without healthy eating and nutrition, it's very difficult to lose weight. Having said that, physical activity does help, and any type of aerobic exercise, like walking, snowshoeing, kayaking, fitness classes, all those types of things help, but without healthy eating it's really difficult to lose and manage your weight.
If you're interested in losing or managing your weight, losing some fat, talk to your family doctor about getting started in a program. You can also talk to your local trainer, kinesiologist, dietitian and nutritionist to help you along your way to managing your weight.
Local Practitioners: Athletic Therapist
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