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Weight Loss Programs To Help You Burn Off Those Calories

Nov 25, 2007
Assuming you are already in a diet, it is necessary for you to include exercise on your daily routine to lose weight. This simple change in your lifestyle would surely reap in your desired results. Combining a healthy diet with regular exercise can help you achieve maximum weight loss. It is most especially helpful if you want to lose weight permanently. How does this work? Exercise helps in increasing the rate at which you burn off calories. If the amount of calories you burn is more than you consume, then your body will start converting fat into energy to make up for the shortfall.

Here are a few suggestions on which weight loss program you may opt to get that desired weight loss result:

1. Brisk walking. If you are just starting on your weight loss program, this form of exercise could be the right one for you. It is very basic and practically anyone can do it. You not only burn those unwanted calories but you also increase your energy level. It is also very important to do this regularly. Though it may be just a very simple form of exercise, walking when consistently and properly done can actually work wonders on your weight.

2. Indulge in sports. Ball games such as basketball, soccer, and the like which requires complete body activity can help. Your body uses up at least 450 calories after an hour getting physical in basketball. Ping-Pong, after an hour uses up over 250 calories.

3. Aerobics. Aerobics, in its own sense, means "with oxygen". This type of activity which involves body movement in a spontaneous period of time, it therefore promotes better respiratory and circulatory functions for the body. We might not be very aware of it but the simple things we do each day such as going shopping, doing household chores, or even walking is considered an aerobic exercise. Therefore, one does not need to enroll in a class in order to perform aerobic exercises. Other forms of aerobic exercises include jogging, swimming, and boxing. In an average, a person loses over 400 calories just from doing any aerobic activity.

4. Cycling. It could either be done outdoors or indoors on a stationary bike. This can be a fun activity just like brisk walking because it allows you to be in a natural environment, for a change. Or if you hate to be outdoors, you could always get on that stationary bike while watching TV. Cycling helps develop calf and thigh muscles especially when doing outdoor cycling on rough grounds such as mountain trails.

5. Weight Training or anaerobic exercises. This involves development of muscles to burn calories. Lifting weights can do wonders for you and even if you do this for a short period of time, you would not have to go out on the road to run, jog or be on the bike.

6. Yoga. Do you know that yoga does not only promote good mental health but is also a good form of weight loss program? This form of weight loss program allows you to release stress from your mind and increase your metabolic rate. Yoga exercises are not strenuous to your body since you only assume positions that are beneficial to you. You can work out at your own pace and increase the level of difficulty as you increase your metabolic rate.

The underlying principle of weight loss is to pair exercise with a proper diet. Do this and you'll never go wrong. Soon you will have the body and the weight you have always hoped for.
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