Weight Loss Exercises

Let’s face it; losing weight is not as easy as gaining weight. The amount of calories you consume tend to be more than what you could actually burn within a day, thus giving you a hard time compensating to what you have just eaten. Simple activities such as walking, doing house hold chores or doing some strenuous activities might not be enough – you may need to have to form an exercise habit.

Weight Loss Solutions

Although diet could be effective in losing weight, exercise plays a big role in your chance of actually losing those excess body mass and gaining a fit body. I’m not talking about simple stretching or dynamic workouts. You need to have a series of exercises which is designed for your body type and your goal.

If your goal is to lose weight, then you may need to have a different set of exercises that you can follow. It is always best to consult a specialist first before you try any major exercises to avoid injuries and health issues. However, there are basic exercises that are commonly practiced at home by most people who refused to go to the gym.

Jumping Jacks

These set of exercises might be the simplest and primitive type of cardio exercise. It increase cardiac activity and makes you sweat in no time. This is great for warming up.

Jogging in Place

Who says jogging should be done outside? You could actually jog inside your house while listening to music or even while watching television. It is an amazing cardio exercise and will also get you sweating. Just be sure to jog properly lifting your legs high up in the air. If you are just starting you could just do it slowly.

Crunches

Lie on the floor with your hands beneath your ears and your knees bent. Slowly raise your head as to touch your knee. It is not about building abs, it’s all about toning and strengthening your abdominal muscles so don’t you worry if you weren’t able to touch your knee with your head at first, you will eventually do it if you keep on trying.

Squats

Stand straight with your feet a shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your buttocks as if you are trying to sit on a chair. Do not bend your knees forward or sideward. You should make a 90-degree angle with your thighs parallel to the floor.  Leg strengthening is also important when you are losing weight. If you aren’t comfortable with squatting, you could try sitting and standing repeatedly with the use of a chair.

Weight Lifting

You don’t have to buy any weights to perform this exercise, you could make use of the things you have in your home such as 1-liter water jugs or soda cans, for as long as you can carry them and won’t give you any injury.

Superman Back Extension

It is also important to strengthen your back and this exercise is just perfect for it. Lie on your stomach and position yourself like you are flying with both arms reaching forward. Gently raise both legs and upper body off the floor bending your back and keeping your head straight.