Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

6 Fun Exercises You Can Do To Lose Weight

by Jessie Mcfarland

We know that exercise is important to lose weight. We also know that this is easier said than done. The hardest thing about exercise is sticking to a routine. People do not stick to a routine for many reasons. The routine exercises are boring and take up too much time. Here are some simple but fun exercises that you can do to lose weight.

# 1. Go for Group Walk.

The best thing about walking is you and your buddy friends can walk anywhere and everywhere. Lucy Knight, author of Walking for Weight Loss says that the benefits of walking are countless. You use pretty much the same muscles as running - strengthening the hamstring, quadriceps, iliopsoas muscles at the front of the hips, calf and the gluteus maximus muscles with each stride but the activity is far kinder to the joints. A daily stroll can boost your health besides the calories burn.

# 2. Bicycle riding

Go bicycle cycling around your garden or your neighborhood. Pedaling is fun, challenging and offers a great social event. There is no age limit no formal training necessary and everyone from young to old can do it. Cycling gets you to more places and what a great way to get some fresh air and a good workout. A 30 minute session can help you to burn anything from 80 or more extra calories depending on your speed and body weight.

# 3. Try a Trampoline

Rebounding in a trampoline is a fun and effective way to lose calories. Do this while watching your favorite television show or watching over your kids. As this is a low impact exercise there is no danger of hurting your joints and places less strain on other parts of the body. Rebounding as exercise has been studied by the space agency NASA and found to be 68% more oxygen efficient than other forms of exercise. Regular use of a rebounder has shown to increase our basal metabolic rate and aid in weight loss management.

# 4. Take up a sport game

Play your favorite game such as tennis or table tennis with your buddy and both can enjoy a game without worrying about the weather. After some twenty minutes, your hearts will be racing and you will feel good all over. Go back to your active lifestyle in your college days and start playing again. In no time, you will find that your social life will improve along with your weight loss.

# 5. Go for a Dance

Even if you do not dance well, it is not too late to go for a dance with your spouse or your friend. Join a dance class and have some fun. The popular salsa dancing is a fantastic way to give your body a real aerobic workout and burn up all those extra calories. Dancing takes the work out of exercise and replaces it with fun. Lessons can be taken alone, but are more fun with a partner. Dancing is cheap and convenient. All you need is a body with an eagerness to have some fun.

# 6. Try the Boxing workout

You can achieve weight loss, muscle tone and improved fitness out of a boxing workout. A boxing workout is great for toning your butts, thighs and the muscles in your arms. Join a class near your area to learn the right technique to punch properly. The exercise will help you to achieve a total workout for your body as part of your weight loss reduction program.
Exercising can be fun if you are serious to look for it. When you find an exercise that you love, stick with it. Losing weight is not just exercise alone but along with the right intake of diet, you can achieve success.

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