“Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your bodyweight gets down to your goal-weight. 

Sweating – Does it equal weight loss?

Now, I know what you’re thinking… You’re about to read that sweating DOESN’T equal weight loss. But I’ve got news for you – it does! Just not the kind you’re after.

You see, when you sweat you are losing weight, because you’re losing water. And water has weight. So if you could sweat enough you could drop your weight substantially just by sweating. The question is, does this help you to lose the kind of weight you want to lose through diet and exercise? And the answer to this is mostly NO.

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Why is this an important question?

Two reasons: one, there are many products and gurus who are going to tell you that you can lose weight by sitting in a sauna, or walking with a plastic bag around your abdomen. This is nonsense.

And two, because most people think that the best exercises for weight loss are the ones that make them sweat the most, which is also nonsense.

You see, training for strength is a really powerful weight loss stimulant, and should be your number one exercise-type, but you won’t sweat profusely while you do it.

You see, training for strength is a really powerful weight loss stimulant, and should be your number one exercise-type, but you won’t sweat profusely while you do it.

Jogging long-distance might make you sweat a lot, but the weight loss effect may not be as great as some other types of exercise.

The issue here is that you cannot use the amount that you sweat as a guide on how effective a type of exercise is for weight loss. Don’t make that mistake.

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