Serious About Losing Weight? Try These 6 Fitness Activities
Nowadays, most people are looking for shedding those extra kilos off the body. If you are one of those who thinks sucking the stomach inside will make it magically disappear, you are on the wrong side of the fence. Yes, we are desperate but that’s desperation is only on paper, not in real life.
As the saying goes, exercise is the key to lose weight. Even one single exercise done with full commitment can bear promising results. So, check out these fitness activities that are incredibly effective in losing weight.
1. Bodyweight Exercises
This type of training can easily integrate into your lifestyle and can be performed anywhere and everywhere. You can choose from push-ups, squats, lunges, burpee or sprints. Even if you choose a couple of these, it will be enough for you to lose a handsome margin of your body weight. Squats are mainly effective in getting rid of fat from thighs and your bums.
Bodyweight training is effective because it requires so much effort without any equipment. Try starting with compound exercise which involves more than one group of muscles.
2. Strength Training
It’s a misapprehension that doing weight training only adds bulk to your body. In fact, strength training also slim you down and accelerates your metabolism. If you ask anyone, he will tell you that the secret of losing weight lie behind muscle building. You can also try circuit training, in which you have to move from one exercise to another quickly. It is considered a fast fat burner.
3. HIIT and LISS
Short for High-Intensity Interval Training and Low-Intensity Steady State, these exercises must be on your list of fat burning workouts. For every exercise, intensity is the key and this is what defines HIIT, maximum efforts in short intervals. Running at full speed outside or on a treadmill are some of the easiest ways to do HIIT.
In terms of LISS, you can choose anything from a bike ride, hiking, and jogging. Just 20 minute of these workouts can burn as many calories as taking a long jog.
If you have to choose a total body workout, what would be your pick-up? We guess it would be swimming. Besides an excellent cross-training type of activity for the runners, swimming is also a low-intensity exercise which is easy on joints.
Swimming which engages all your body parts is a wonderful fat burner and helps you give that perfect tone to your body you always wished to have. Vigorous swimming can help burn 500-700 calories in an hour.
This would be the easiest on the list. Imagine you are burning 150 calories a day by just going for a brisk walk for 30 minutes. People who are serious about weight, walking would never pop up in their mind. But walking has numerous benefits such as burning fat and reducing stress.
For starters, 20 minutes of walking thrice a week sound good. Frequency can be increased gradually until the duration reaches 30 minutes daily and six times in a week. Put on your shoes and turn on music, start burning fat today.
Yoga which is being revered as an incredible form of stress buster is a great fat burner as well. According to a study conducted at Yale University, stress can escalate cortisol level. Cortisol is an active hormone present in carbohydrates and metabolism of protein. Women with increased levels of cortisol would have more abdominal fat in comparison to others.
There are a plethora of poses (asanas) you can try such as downward dog pose, low plank pose, dolphin pose, boat pose, fish pose, etc. which are some of the excellent ways to tone your arms, biceps as well as abdomen.
Losing weight is not a herculean task, it’s the firm determination that matters. So start trying these fitness activities today to fit into those stunning dresses hanging in your cupboard.