Weight Loss

Losing body fat is not easy!

It takes careful planning, hard work and a desire to change the things that contribute to being overweight.

But it's so rewarding when you achieve your goals! Along the way, you'll start to enjoy exercise, eating well and feeling great. At Myofunction, we've helped many people reach their weight loss goals. Everyone's journey is different, so what works for one person will not necessarily work for everyone. As a result, we have many different methods to help you on your weight loss journey.

We tackle weight loss with a holistic plan that suits the individual. The plan includes exercise, nutrition, achievable goal setting, support and accountability.

If you'd like to lose weight, call or text us on 0415 176 190 to find out how we can help.


How long should I exercise?

Should I train for 30 or 45 minutes at a time? This is a question we're asked regularly.

If you pay any attention to the fitness industry, you'll know that there's a constant turnover of new fads, gadgets and ideas. Currently, there are many professionals in the industry who say that in our time poor society, 30-minute training is the way to go.

The idea is that shorter training sessions ensure you can work, train, and have a family and social life while getting the results you want out of your training.

At Myofunction, we disagree. We think that to make long-term changes to your body, you need to work out for longer than 30 minutes. Let's explain why.

The role of the endocrine system

Most people who undertake an exercise program do so with one or more of the following goals in mind: tone up, lose weight, improve posture, increase fitness, increase strength or gain muscle. The body is a complex organism and for us to reach any goal we must work with our body and its complex processes to ensure success.

The endocrine system is one part of the body that plays a major role in us achieving our exercise related goals. The endocrine system secretes hormones into the bloodstream that regulate many functions of the body including metabolism, tissue function, mood and growth and development.

Three hormones, in particular, play a crucial part in us reaching those exercise related goals:

Endorphins: The hormone responsible for blocking pain also decreases our appetite and creates that feeling of euphoria, as well as reducing tension and anxiety. Endorphins increase by up to five times their resting levels while exercising, but only after 30 minutes.

Testosterone is responsible for helping to maintain muscle tone and increase metabolism but only increases in levels in the bloodstream after 20 minutes of exercise.

Glucagon helps break down fat so it can be used as fuel, but this only begins after 30 minutes of exercise.

As you can see, a 30-minute workout won't effectively make any longā€term change to your body as many important functions have not yet kicked into gear or have only just done so.

If you'd like to make long-term changes to your body, call or text on 0415 176 190 to find out how we can help.


Nutrition

The most important thing when discussing weight loss is treating everyone as an individual, there is no one solution that fits all.

Over many years of research and development, we have many different ways of helping you achieve the results you are after. 

The first step is to find out about you, what you are currently doing and anything you have tried in the past. Then we work out a plan, taking into account your level of exercise, your age and any medical concerns you may have to help you improve your eating habits.

To find out more about improving your diet, call us on 0415 176 190. 


Water

Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take it for granted, water may be the only true 'magic potion' for permanent weight loss.

Water suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

Here’s why....

The kidneys cannot function without enough water. When they don’t work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney’s work, it cannot operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat, more fat remains stored in the body, and weight loss stops.

How much water is enough?

You should drink 0.033 of a litre of water per day for every kilogram of body weight. If you weigh 65kg, that is 65 * 0.033 = 2.145 litres of water. For every glass of coffee or tea you consume, you need to have an extra glass of water, as caffeine will dehydrate you. The amount of water you drink should also be increased if you exercise, or if the weather is hot and dry.

To find out more about water and your health, call us on (03) 9387 0800.


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