Most people forget the benefits of exercising. The reality hits them when they scrutinize themselves in the mirror or try fitting into their favorite dress. If you are among such people who have recently woken up to the fact that they need to lose weight, then this article is for you.
If you have not been putting your legs to good use then now is the time to do it. Begin with a walk in your favorite park.
Once your legs have adjusted to the notion of being used start jogging. Alternate jogging and running for the best results.
Many people find it difficult to inspire themselves to start their weight loss program. Such people should directly join a gym without wasting any time. The huge amount of membership fee that you pay at the gym will be inspiration enough to get you started. Do not stick to one form of exercise at the gym. Weight training is equally important as cardiovascular workouts.
You need to use all the machines at the gym for an effective weight loss program. Don’t make the treadmill or the stationary cycle your favorite. 45-60 minutes of cardio followed by 25 minutes of strength training will help your lose weight faster. Perform any physical activity that is your favorite and will help you lose weight.
You can play basketball, volleyball, tennis, biking, do roller skating; any exercise that will increase your heart rate and help you burn calories. You can even join classes for kickboxing, military training, jiu-jitsu and pilates. These will help you lose not only weight but also give tone to your muscles. When you perform these trainings along with other people you will be highly motivated to outshine and outperform the others in the group.
All the exercises mentioned are high intensity exercises and should be performed under professional guidance. Remember that weight loss cannot happen in a day. So don’t exert your body to the limits where it breaks down.
Excess of everything is bad and the same goes for exercising. It took you months and years to pile on the extra kilos. Don’t expect them to disappear in a day. Take your time and gradually start the process of weight loss without injuring yourself.