Lifting A Weight
For those with (Rheumatoid) Arthritis this may not be applicable, since it can put too much strain on your joints. For those of you who are healthy enough and have desperately been trying to loose weight, it may be of interest.
It so turns out that weightlifting increases your metabolism and you will not only burn more calories and body fat, but this process will last for hours, sometimes even until the next morning, which is not the case with cardio exercises.
You may not see the desired results immediately. It could well be that your weight will go up at first, because you are building muscles mass. After that, you will shed the excessive pounds and inches quickly.
Don't be afraid you will get all bulky; that won't happen if you stick to the traditional weightlifting. What will happen is that your body will gain a firmness which would be lacking when only doing cardio.
It never hurts to incorporate cardio exercises. That way you get the best of both worlds, so to speak, but if you like to shed pounds fast then lifting weights is the main route to go.
You may feel like you are lifting enough already by carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. God can take those excessive pounds of your shoulders easily, but it does require some lifting on your part!
Let us lift our hearts and hands To God in heaven.