How to Lose Weight with Exercising
by Cora Penafiel
There are basically two ways to lose weight. These methods must be done together in order for it to be effective, safe, and fast. The methods are to have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Exercise is very important if you are planning to lose weight. But with our heavy and busy schedules, we want to know and do the exercises that will help us lose weight quickly.
There are many exercises that can be used for weight loss, and you should choose wisely so that you’ll be able to stick to an exercise routine that will not bore you. After all, it takes a lot of responsibility to lose extra pounds, and knowing some exercises to do to lose weight is just the beginning of having a better figure and a more exciting way of life.
Basically, there are two types of exercises
: aerobic, and strength training or anaerobic. Both of these exercises contribute to weight loss in different ways. Aerobic exercise burns fat calories, while the strength training helps by speeding up the number of calories burned by your body while at rest, also known as the resting metabolic rate.
You must always keep in mind that muscle weighs more than fat. It means that, even though some strength-training exercises will make you healthier and more attractive, they do not necessarily contribute well to weight loss. But, muscles are another kind of weight that is good to have, and you should have a goal to build more muscles in your body to be able to remove those unwanted body fats.
There are a lot of exercises that help with weight loss. One of the most basic exercises ideal for losing weight is walking. Running, jogging, and power walking are in the same category as walking and can also help in losing weight. These exercises can be done alternately, so you can have one routine, and when you feel that you are improving, then you can ratchet up your routine. In order for you to enjoy this kind of exercise, it’s a good idea to have a pet or a companion to walk or run with you.
Weightlifting is another good way of losing fat at its source. It is also one of the most well-known and fastest ways to lose weight. All you need to do is increase the amount you lift little by little. If you can already lift a lot, then you still have to go further and add more to your weights. This is one of the most effective exercises to lose weight, and for people who want to lose weight, it is suggested to try this type of exercise.
If you do not have time to visit the local gym or do not have weights to lift, there are also some exercises that you can do in your home. One of those exercises is squats. The largest muscles of your body are your buttocks and legs. To perform squats, every day in front of the mirror, place your feet at shoulder width apart while you are facing forward, and squat up and down for 10 to 20 times for about two or three sets. This type of exercise will help build your leg and buttock muscles. Be sure to do some warm-up first, and if you feel pain in your knees, you need to stop.
Another form of exercise that is easy to manage is jumping jacks. Jumping jacks are an excellent whole-body aerobic workout you can perform at home. You can have four or five sets of 20 jumping jacks or as many as you like. But always remember that if you live in an apartment or in a second-story bedroom, you should do this exercise outdoors or in a first-story room because you must consider peace and quiet for your neighbors before doing this.
A great way to burn calories off your body and get your heart beating is stair stepping. You can use your stairs at home or even at work rather than using the elevator. But if you want the best results, you should try buying specialized, stackable step mats and then stack them up to at least 15 inches or 38 centimeters. You can do about two to three sets of 20 steps each to start with. And even though you may not feel like this particular exercise is helping you lose weight, it actually is! It can also help shape up your buttocks and legs.
A particularly important factor in your strategy to lose weight in a short period of time at home is to do some combination of exercises that builds muscles while burning fats. You should do most or all of these exercises two to three days every week, and then you can watch your unhealthy fat melt away.
There are certain things to remember in order for you to have a safe and effective weight-loss exercise routine. The exercises to lose weight are designed in such a way that, as your level of endurance increases, so should your routine increase. But the problem for some people who exercise is that they fail to realize that, although exercise is essential, the response of your own body will change over time.
If you are a runner, you must add more distance as you get more comfortable running the same course. If you use weight trainers, then you should move on to bigger weights and tighter resistance bands so that you do not stay at the same level. It is necessary to know how exercise affects your weight-loss program.
Before you try any kind of exercise, you must always warm up and stretch. This is a very important part of exercising that most people just tend to overlook. They want to go and work out as soon as they can. However, stretching and warming up can be truly essential to readying your muscles and joints for exercise. Your body also needs to warm up as much as it can since your body is not always ready for a routine as much as you want it to be. This simple case of ignoring warm up can result in injury. In order to avoid this, do a stretching routine or warm up in your exercise program. You can try out basic yoga poses and basic stretching for about 10 minutes before you even think of starting out with the intense exercises.
There are many exercises promoted today for losing weight, but you must also know which will be right for you. And each exercise program is created to have a specific audience, and your doctor knows best about this. To lose weight in a remarkably safe way, you must consult a physician before you try any weight-loss program or exercise routine.