For many of us, weight loss is a battle we’ve been fighting for most of our adult lives. Yet, even with rigorous exercise and a healthy diet, shedding those last few pounds is nearly impossible. What gives? The truth is, it’s not unusual to hit a plateau where the body just doesn’t want to cooperate anymore and weight loss all but stalls. Are we resigned to accept the fact that this is the best we can get? Absolutely not. When the scale is giving you a hard time, fight back with three proven strategies for knocking out the final five.
Drink Water All Day Long - The body is composed of almost all water. It just makes sense that the more you drink, the easier it is to flush out toxins and contaminants that make weight loss slow or nonexistent. Particularly when you’ve almost reached a weight loss goal, keeping hydrated will prevent water retention and ensure clean, clear delivery of oxygen to the cells. Plus, keeping plenty of water on hand will make you less likely to snack and keep you full between meals.
Ramp Up Your Exercise - Regardless of what you believe, the only way to lose weight is to put out more than you take in. And that means ramping up an exercise routine. If you’ve been doing the same routine for a few months, you may need to change it up a bit to maximize fat burn. Over time, the body finds out how to compensate for exercise and the same 30 minute routine that helped you lose the first ten pounds will be less effective for the final five. Adding free weights to an aerobic activity or lengthening your workout by even fifteen minutes may be all you need to pass the weight loss plateau.
Use a Hot Tub A Few Times a Week - Yes, you read it right. Sitting and relaxing in the warm, massaging water of a hot tub can actually enhance weight loss. How is it possible? Simple. Heated water in a hot tub (much hotter than a bath) causes internal body temperature to rise as well as an increase in circulation and heart rate. As the body attempts to cool itself, it expends more energy, which increases caloric burn. And the physiological changes that occur are similar to those that take place during light cardiovascular exercise. Besides, relaxing in a hot tub is a proven way to reduce the production of cortisol, which can decrease weight loss. While you won’t lose a dress size overnight, using a hot tub to supplement a weight loss plan is a smart strategy for success.
Losing weight is never easy, but shedding the final five pounds to reach a goal can be extremely difficult. Make sure to keep a bottle of water handy at all times to maximize fat burn, change up a stale exercise routine and consider soaking in a hot tub for some quick, easy and ultra relaxing weight loss bliss.
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HotSpring Spas of Minnesota and Iowa offer a large selection of new and used hot tubs and saunas for sale and a variety of hot tub, sauna, repairs, parts, and accessories. We are Minnesota's and Iowa’s premier source for Hot Spring Spas and Hot Tubs, Saunatec and Finnleo Saunas, A & B Backyard Accessories, and proudly carry the SilkBalance for Spas water treatment system. To learn more, pick up a copy of our free report “7 Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Buy a Hot Tub”. Just give us a call at 515-270-8702 or go to
Posted on Tue, September 24, 2013
by Connie Peterson