Dan Shaw, MPT

Dan Shaw, MPT


Question:
  I made a goal to exercise more and to consistently ride my bike. Although I am exercising fairly hard and being consistent, I am not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?

Answer: Weight loss comes down to caloric intake versus expenditure. Typically aerobic exercise combined with reduced eating will show favorable results. If you are exercising with a high resistance, you are probably building some muscle mass. Muscle is denser than fat and weighs more by volume. This process is typically quite slow, be encouraged by the fit of your clothes and your appearance in the mirror. Most people at this point see the minimal gains, get frustrated and give up. Remember that even small gains over time add up to significant weight loss. For additional information, please contact Dan at STARS Nampa Garrity Clinic at 288-4670.