For those of us that are not used to hard exercise, any form of exercise can be very exerting and sometimes we give up easily if we start. The reason why we give up so easily is that we do not realize the benefit the exercise is giving us. We do not look slimmer or fitter we just feel tired. That may be true but only at the beginning as, if we were to continue the exercise we would see results. As exercising is hard, to begin with, it takes a lot of willpower to keep it up but now there is a power meter which can help to show us that even as we do a little exercise, it can be beneficial and therefore worth keeping up.
The power meter is made by Stryd and a Stryd overview can be found online but basically it can measure the power you use as you use it. It easily attaches to your trainers and uses blue tooth technology to display its findings as you exercise. Seeing that with each set of exercises you use an increasing amount of power, it shows you are benefitting from the exercise even though those benefits may not yet be visible.
One of the most popular reasons to start exercising is to lose weight but when the pounds do not immediately fade away, a disheartening feeling is felt and people give up. The same can, of course, be said about diets, many people start weight loss diets but when they have not lost weight after a couple of days, they get disheartened and give up the diet. Just as a power meter can help the exerciser, a calorie counter can help the dieter and armed with both of these; weight loss can be attained far easier.
When losing weight, both dieting and exercising are recommended and the combination together will work provided both the diet and the exercise regime are adhered to correctly. Often why many dieters fail in their attempts is because they set themselves unattainable targets and get depressed when they do not meet those targets. The main reason for this is they will set themselves too strict a diet considering they will be exercising too. OR, alternatively, they set themselves too hard an exercise regime considering they are also on a diet, perhaps even both.
The most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is to both diet and exercise in moderation. Once you start a diet and get used to it, you can always reduce your calorie intake still further but this time it will not seem like such a starvation diet as it once would have. The same applies to exercise, as you see you are becoming more powerful you can increase the amount of exercise you do without completely destroying yourself. A balance between the two aspects, especially if they are increased periodically, will give good weight loss results and as you did not overdo either, you may stick to them even after you have lost your weight.