“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. 


Get the right gear

When it comes to exercise, one of the important considerations is avoiding injury.

Why? Well, for two reasons.

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One, you want to exercise regularly, and being injured will prevent that; and two, being injured also makes doing regular life more difficult.

The good news is that avoiding injury from exercise is very doable. If your exercise technique is dialled in, and you’ve got a good place to do whatever it is you’re doing, and you are careful in terms of your progression, then you should be okay.

At that point, there’s only one more thing to consider… gear. The clothing and shoes you wear when you exercise, and the equipment you train on (or with) is pretty critical in the prevention of injuries. More specifically, if you’re running you should have good quality running shoes. If you’re weight lifting you should have shoes and a belt that support that activity. If you’re playing hockey, wear a gum-guard. These things seem obvious, but very few people really consider them seriously when they are starting out.

The bottom line here is that for whatever exercise you’re doing, there is probably an item or three that you need to buy if you are going to take the training seriously, and especially if you want to avoid getting injured. You’ll enjoy it more, lose more weight, and have a longer shelf-life in the game.

These are all good things. Spend a little money, and do it right.


Take a look at the articles below for more information exercising for weight loss:


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