WEIGHT LOSS TIP: Exercising to help with weight loss is very important and weight training will help you more than any other type of exercise because it helps you in two important ways to burn more calories and burn more fat.
The first has to do with the intensity of the exercise and the amount of calories you burn while performing a exercise. Weight training is one of the more intense exercises and requires around 12 calories per minute during training for the average person. Compare this to only 4 calories per minute for an aerobic exercise like walking and you can see that you will burn triple the amount of calories by exercising with weights instead of walking meaning you will burn more calories much faster by lifting weights.
The second way that weight lifting will help you to burn more calories is what really makes this type of exercise superior to every other type of exercise because weight lifting will stimulate muscle growth which leads to an increase in metabolism. By increasing your metabolism you ultimately end up burning more calories and more fat all the time not only just during the time of exercise. Exercises that do not help you to build muscle do not have this effect so the only help you will receive from them for weight loss is the amount of calories you burn from performing the exercise which is all ready much lower than for weight lifting. Add in the additional and greater effect you achieve from burning calories by increasing your metabolism all the time and weight lifting is really a no-brainer for anyone wanting to lose weight.