Although many people strive to lose weight before summertime comes, not everyone has the time for that. In fact, you may be one of those people who has put on a few pounds. Maybe you got busy with work, family or household projects. Whatever the reason, you don't have to wait till next spring to do something about it.
How Can I Take Off Extra Weight?
With all of the weight loss advice, gimmicks and fads out there, it’s important to keep in mind that above all else, diet and exercise remain the best way to effectively and safely lose weight. Diet doesn't mean starving yourself, either. Avoiding excessive sugar, getting plenty of protein and vegetables, and eating reasonable portions are a good place to start. Drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. This sounds basic, but these habits provide a good foundation for losing weight and keeping it off. The next step is exercise.
Which Exercises Will Help Me Lose Weight?
Exercises that combine strength training and cardiovascular activity are great for weight loss. In addition, walking is always a good activity, and can help you lose weight. If you are just beginning to exercise, you should start slow. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new workout regimen. Here are some moves that can supercharge your weight loss for maximum results:
These are a tough exercise, but very effective. Burpees combine fat-blasting cardio with strength training to keep you burning plenty of calories.
2. Mountain Climbers
Like burpees, mountain climbers get the heart pumping and burn plenty of calories, while building strength and endurance. Both of these exercises are challenging.
3. Jumping Jacks
Some of the best exercises need no special equipment or training. The basic jumping jack is a great way to burn calories and lose weight.
Daily walks are an important element of physical fitness, and they’re so good for your body. If you want to ramp up your calorie burning efforts, work a few sprints into your walks.
5. Jump Rope
Another old-school move, jumping rope remains a great way to burn calories.
If you have struggled to lose weight, you may benefit from some one-on-one training. This can help you get focused and stay motivated. A personal trainer can create a custom workout just for you. The advantage is a specialized program that fits your needs and goals. Ralph Roberts has been training individuals for years. Find him at the Downtown Athletic Club.
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