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Maintain Your Weight Loss With These Workout Tips

By Rachel Carver

You feel excited because you finally reached your weight loss goal. It took hard work and dedication. But what comes next?

You want to start by slowly adding foods back into your diet. You don't want to go all out and gain weight back. You should also continue regular exercise. Working out improves overall health and helps you burn more calories.

You can adjust your workout routine once you have lost your desired weight and want to maintain your scale number. Making some changes has many advantages. You can set a new goal not related to weight loss, such as wanting to run a 5K or completing a CrossFit class. Focusing more on workouts you enjoy will keep you motivated to follow your schedule.

Here are some workout adjustments to implement after you reach your desired scale number.

Decrease Workout Volume

Decreasing workouts still allows you to follow a schedule. However, you can reduce your weekly workout days or the amount of sets completed during each workout. This can give you a mental boost to stick with it. You have flexibility to switch things up and focus on physical activity you enjoy.

Reduce Cardio

This especially applies to people who only incorporated cardio workouts to burn more calories. If cardio is not something you enjoy, you can decrease these workouts once you hit your weight loss goal. Two 30-minute cardio workouts will still put you in a good spot.

If you enjoy cardio, feel free to follow your own schedule. You can swim, cycle, walk, or run to stay active while getting a good workout. Pick something you enjoy and that you will do consistently.

Follow Your Energy Levels

Moving from weight loss to weight maintenance usually means eating more calories. This can benefit people who love to exercise but struggle with energy levels or with feeling really sore after a workout while in a calorie deficit. If you feel good after workouts, you might be able to exercise more if that is something you want to do.

Train for a Specific Sport or Hobby

One way to keep enjoying your workouts is to focus on improving your skills in a specific physical activity. For example, golfers need rotational core strength, and tennis players need a strong and stable upper and lower body. You can hire a personal trainer to design a workout program that fits your interests.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Temple, Tex.

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