How to Get the Most From Weight Loss Exercise

How to Get the Most From Weight Loss Exercise

Article by Gordon Youd

No one ever seems to have trouble putting on weight. It can pile on faster than you even realize and before you know it you have gained ten pounds. To kick start weight loss and tone up into shape, you need to do regular exercise. This is something that is not news to anyone, but motivating yourself to actually do it can be tough.

Let’s face it, how many people really find running 10 km on a treadmill thrilling? A few maybe, but the majority no. So why do it? You need to get active, sure, but why not choose activities that you really enjoy? The best weight loss exercises are the activities that you really love doing.

When you have thought of at least one activity that you really like to do, you should try to do it at least three times a week. More if you can. It is even better if you can come up with a couple of different things that you like to do to mix up your workout. Trying different activities will keep yo interested as well as working different muscle groups, than doing the same exercise each time does.

If you are a gregarious person, then you should try to get other people to exercise with you. This is a great technique for a number of reasons: one, you will have more fun if you do it with someone; two, you will be more motivated and three, it is harder to get home from work a bit tired and just sit on the couch if you have made an exercise date.

If you like to get out in the fresh air and out doors, then that is the type of exercise that you should choose. Try hiking, swimming, walking along the beach, horse riding or any other outdoorsy sport that happens to grab your attention. Being out in the sunshine also has the added benefit of increasing your vitamin D levels.

If you have some kids, then you should endeavor to get to the park with them a couple of times a week and play on the skateboards, scooter or chase each other around playing tag. This is great physical exercise for you, but it is also the chance to spend some quality time with your family and bond with each other. It also sets a healthy example to your children.

If you plan to do activities that you really enjoy, then the weight will fall off without you even knowing it – you will be too busy enjoying yourself. There is no reason to get stuck doing abdominal crunches ad nauseum if you really hate them. You can be the master of your own fitness plan.

As well as the obvious physical benefit of doing these activities, by doing fun things you will also get emotional benefits. You will have lower stress levels and be generally more fufilled. If you exercise with others, you will also feel more connected to the people around you.

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