Fitness Health

An Overview of Weight Loss

One New Year resolution for most of us is to shed a few pounds. Sometimes we succeed, and for the next few months, we are over the moon with joy enjoying our summer bodies until we gain all the fat right back. Finding the ideal method to lose weight for good is a mission that we all aspire to conquer. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single method that can help us shed the weight at once and remain petite forever. Losing weight is hard but maintaining that perfect figure is even more challenging. Physical fitness is one of the primary yet very efficient ways to ensure that weight loss stays gone.

One of the significant benefits of physical fitness is that it helps us lose weight by burning extra calories, reduces the risk of chronic illnesses, builds stronger bones, and keeps us in a good mood. There are various exercises that we can indulge in. However, for the process to work, we must go for a workout that we enjoy doing. The positive attitude towards the sport or activity will keep us going even after we shed a few pounds. Continuous exercise keeps the weight gone, and we keep getting lighter. Here are some of the fun exercises we could choose from.

Walking

Walking sounds basic, but it has been proven to be a very effective way to lose weight. By walking, I don’t mean taking a few steps within the house; think more of outdoor walking. Taking a stroll at a regulated speed, say 4km/hr for an average of 50 to 90 minutes, three to four days a week, will do wonders for your weight. A big advantage of walking is that we do not need any special gear to start doing it. Also, it is straightforward to incorporate walking into your regular schedule. For beginners, an average of 30 to 50 minutes is enough, and we can keep adding on the time as we get used to it.

Jogging/Running

Although jogging and running are in the same bracket, they are different. Jogging is done at a slower pace than running, but both are very effective. Recent studies show that running and jogging is an excellent way to get rid of belly fat, which is one of the spots that most of us struggle with. Jogging on soft surfaces such as grass or treadmills is easier on joints, making it even more fun. Adding a jog or run to our routine is relatively easy because it does not consume much time. Even better, we can choose to either jog in the mornings or evenings.

Cycling

Nowadays, I can rest assured because even if I don’t have the equipment or space to cycle outside, I can still do so indoors. Many gyms have stationary bikes which we can use for our routines. Various gyms have classes for the practice, and all we have to do is sign up. Of all the exercises we indulge in, cycling has proven to be the most beneficial. Not only does it help in weight loss and staying fit, but it also significantly upsurges insulin sensitivity and boosts immunity.

Lifting Weights

The first thought that comes to mind when we think about gyms is weight training. It is a popular choice for most people, mainly because lifting weights helps turn excess fat into muscle. Also, weight training boosts our strength and keeps burning calories, even when our bodies are at rest. Knowing this, it becomes a good choice for most of us who want to get rid of the weight real fast. Unlike walking or jogging, weight training should be done carefully to avoid overexerting ourselves.

 

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