We all want to lose weight without the hustle of having to compromise our diets or breaking a sweat. Unfortunately, this is not possible, unless you want to risk your health and safety. There is no magic or miracles. You have to work towards getting your dream waistline and body. If you want to lose weight in the right and safest way, you have to add exercise to your weight loss regimen. Here are a few easy exercises that you can start with and still lose weight.
This is one of the easiest and cheapest exercises you can do as a starter towards your weight loss journey. Since the only thing you need is a jump rope, you can do your jumps anywhere. However, you need to jump continuously for about 15 to 20 minutes, twice a day to achieve the desired results. However, you do not need to jump as fast as the professionals do. Start at your own pace and you will find yourself progressing with time. Also, if you find yourself tiring easily during the initial days, you can start by jumping for at least 5 to 10 minutes continuously then increase the time after a few days.
This is something that you can do around the block. Jog for at least 15 to 20 minutes a day as a starter and then increase this time as days go by. Jogging causes your body to burn calories, as it produces the energy needed for the activity. As an outcome, the body is forced to use up the stored calories when you are carrying out your other activities during the day, hence weight loss.
If you cannot jog, walk. Walking is good for your cardio and it also puts both the hands and legs at work, among other body parts. Ensure that you walk at least twenty minutes daily as a starter and then increase this time as you get used to the exercise.
This is one of the most recommended exercises for people trying to lose weight and those keeping fit because this activity engages the whole body at once. Although you may be forced to sign up in a health club if you do not have a swimming pool at home, this exercise is quite effective. Additionally, it is one of the few exercises that you will enjoy doing. Check whether there are any community centers in your area that offer free membership for the community members before looking for paid membership clubs.
This exercise is effective because it also works several parts of your body at once. They include hands, legs and hips, among others. It is also a cheap and easy exercise that you can do anywhere.
- Stand tall in a manner that the hip-width is apart. Place your hands on your hips then make a controlled step forward using your right leg.
- While your spine is still tall, lower your body until your front leg forms a right angle (90 degrees angle). Hold this position for a while and then go back to the start position.
- Use the left foot to do the activity you did with the right foot.
- Repeat the process ten times on each foot and do a total of three sets.
Hop on that bicycle and go round your block a few times. You can also use it to run some errands. When cycling, you work your hamstrings, core glutes and quads, for starters. Ensure that you cycle at least 30 minutes in a day. If you do not have your own bicycle, you can use the stationary bike in your local gym.
There are many more exercises at your disposal that are best for weight loss. The above mentioned are not only a starter, but they are also easy to do and they will almost cost you nothing other than what you do not want – calories. As you progress to the more complex ones, your body will have gotten used to exercising. For you to achieve the best results, ensure that you alternate the exercises to prevent the body from becoming resistant to some exercises.