Regular body strength exercises and cardio workouts are effective energy boosters and weight loss procedures.

The American College of Sports and Medicine has suggested that moderate 30-minute exercises performed five days a week or a strong 20-minute cardio exercise performed three times a week can help you lose weight.

If you are heavy on your diet, you really need to shed off the extra pounds that you will surely gain from it especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle.  In order to counter its effects, you might need to extend your exercise to 60 to 90 minutes.  You might also want to do cardio just to make yourself moving; after all, exercise isn't just for weight loss.

Lack of exercise is one of the causes of tired muscles, back pains and lack of energy – even if you haven't engaged in anything that required physical exertion.  Tension alone can take you down and everyone needs to stretch those nerves and get his blood circulating to fill his body with oxygen and energy.

To many, weight loss is their primary objective for engaging in cardio and other exercises, but it actually is just one of the benefits he/she can get out of the regimen; for aside from the sexy figure that he/she will get from the activity, he/she is also rewarded with strong muscles, stronger heart and lungs, reduced stress and more energy, improved bone density, better rest and an increased feeling of confidence and well-being.  Indeed, exercise is made not just to make us healthy but to look good as well.  To look good is more often our goal why we exercise harder.

Looking good is a source of increased confidence and a better sense of physical and mental well-being, and your being healthy translates to your getting more conscious about the food you eat.  Not only that you will also become more alert, efficient and productive in your work as your body and mind are energized to optimize their performance.

But getting to this as an end takes time and patience.  You need to develop a habit in order to perform the exercises on a regular basis.  Observe how you feel, look and perform as you go along.  You will soon realize that the better you look and feel, the more you will be motivated to work harder; and you will learn to love yourself even more.