Do I need to join a gym to lose weight?

Absolutely not! While gyms are excellent places to use equipment to help you reach your weight loss and fitness, they are not necessary to lose weight. Losing weight is about increasing physical activity and decreasing caloric intake. This can be achieved anywhere by simply increasing your daily  activity and eating a sensible diet. Simple choices like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away while shopping and running errands, going for walks with your friends and family all contribute to increased caloric burn. When combined with a sensible diet this can lead to successful slow weight loss.  

The world is your gym. No need to join facility to build a healthy lifestyle. A successful weight loss program starts with your determination and motivation, the rest is easy. Start by changing your eating habits and incorporating exercise in to your daily life. Exercise does not require outside resources other than sheer will to get moving.
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