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You already know that an exercise plan will become an essential part of your overall medical weight loss strategy. But are all forms of exercise created equal? And what about these trends you hear about? Should you try something new to shake up your routine?
If you’ve been curious about spinning, or spin classes, we have some good news for you. This health trend can seriously benefit your medical weight loss plan! Here’s what you need to know.
Spinning burns a serious amount of calories. Depending upon your body composition and the intensity of the workout, a spin class can burn up to 700 calories in one hour. And that will go a long way toward creating that much-desired calorie deficit.
Spinning is great for your heart, too. Spinning combines both aerobic and anaerobic exercise, and helps to keep your heart strong and healthy. This type of exercise can provide serious benefits if you’re looking to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Spinning can tone your core muscles. In addition to all the other benefits, spinning even tones your core! That’s great news for those of you looking for a flatter midsection.
You don’t need to be an expert. Spin class often intimidates those without a strong exercise history. But you can start off at any pace that makes you feel comfortable, and gradually get more proficient over time.
Spinning is better for your joints. It’s terrific cardio exercise, but won’t wear down your joints like jogging can.
You don’t even need a spin class. There are plenty of YouTube spin classes, so you don’t even have to leave your home! Just pick up a good stationary bike, turn on the TV or your smartphone, and start pedaling.
Sounds pretty good, right? Just remember, before you attempt a new form of exercise, come see us for a checkup. We should screen you for underlying conditions, to make sure that your exercise plans are safe for you. And while you’re here, we can discuss your medical weight loss goals and help you make a plan to achieve them.