Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you that are on the weight loss journey and want to make sure your body stays working well while trying to lose weight. What things do you need to keep in mind with your exercise to make sure your body stays functioning at its highest, even while shedding the pounds?

1) Include total body weight training 

Tip #1 to help you lose weight without the breakdown is to include total body weight training.  Often when people are trying to lose weight they focus a lot of time on the cardio because they believe it to be the higher calorie burning exercise.  But, weight training is going to maintenance your muscles and will make sure your joints are staying healthy and moving well.

Action Step:  Check out our Virtual Membership Program for additional guidance on what to do in the gym.

Related: 3 Reasons Why You MUST Do Resistance Training

2) Schedule with your local Muscle Activation Techniques® Specialist

Tip #2 to help you lose weight without the breakdown is to schedule an appointment with your local Muscle Activation Techniques® specialist.  MAT® specialists are trained to figure out where your body is most likely to break down from a muscular perspective and get those areas tuned up.  So, while you are working out, while you are doing your cardio, or while you are doing your weight training, your body stays functioning well because your muscles are working well. 

 Action Step:  Click here to view the entire list of MAT® Specialists worldwide.

Related: FREE eBook – MAT® at MAS

3) Use exercise as a complement, not your main source of weight loss

Tip #3 to help you lose weight without the breakdown is to use exercise as a complement to your weight loss, not as the main source of your weight loss. Thinking about exercise is this manner helps you to not over do your exercise as this may lead to you wearing down your body as you lose weight.  Use exercise for what it is really good at which is keeping your joints moving well and keeping you body functioning well.

Action Step:  Considering adding in other weight loss lifestyle factors like meditation, nutrition, or stress management activities.

Team MAS

Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.