What is the Best Exercise for Weight Loss?Saturday, 15 August 2015
Everyone wants the secret exercise that can burn the most body fat in the fastest amount of time.
Since there are so many different opinions about how to lose weight, below is a list of the 9 best forms of exercise to lose weight and maintain your enthusiasm.
Some of them may surprise!
By following this guide below you will not only lose weight, but you will keep the weight off and feel great.
#1 Regular Exercise – The best exercise to lose weight is maintaining an regular exercise routine. There are some exercise options that are better than others, but any exercise is better than none, so just get started and make a commitment to exercise at least a few times each week.
When initially formulating your exercise schedule, try to be realistic about how much time you will have to work-out. Pushing yourself into an exercise routine which you won’t be able to maintain over the long term will work against your goals. By committing to a realistic schedule which fits into your lifestyle will help maintain a healthy body for the long term, rather than burning out after a few months.
#2 Tailored exercise plan –Every person is different, by engaging a fitness professional (like an EFM Fitness Coach!!!) to tailor a program to your individual needs means you will get better results.
An EFM Fitness Coach will tailor a fitness program for you that takes into account any existing injuries and your fitness goals, so you are assured that you have the perfect exercise program to suit your specific needs.
#3 Walking – Walking is a fantastic form of exercise and encouraged, but it is low intensity and a slow energy and fat burning exercise, so won’t deliver the best results when trying to lose weight.
That’s not to say physical activity, such as walking, won’t contribute to weight control — it will.
If you add only 30 minutes of brisk walking into your daily routine you could burn an additional 150 calories a day. My motto when it comes to physical activity is that any activity is better than none at all, so if walking is all you can squeeze in for a day, do it!
There are plenty of great exercises that can be done in a gym if you can’t do high impact exercise.
#4 Variety – Incorporating variety into your exercise routine keeps your body guessing, which keeps challenging your body and avoids a plateau in results.
We’re all human and want to feel results for all our hard work, so mixing your workout routine you’ll be assured of constant progress and never feeling like you’re going backwards.
#5 Sleep – uite the opposite of exercise actually! Never underestimate the rejuvenating power of having a good night sleep.
Your body repairs itself while you’re sleeping. Medical professionals recommend adults have a minimum of seven hours sleep each night. Everyone’s sleep requirements are different, so finding a sleeping pattern which suits your own body is important but the bottom line is that your exercise will be more effective when performed on the foundation of adequate rest.
#6 Drink enough water – Water by itself doesn’t cause weight loss, however hydration curbs your body feeling hungry.
A known side effect of dehydration is confusing thirst for hunger. So ensure that you maintain your hydration levels by keeping a drink container nearby throughout the day to serve as a consistent visual reminder to drink up!
#7 Eat out – No, not takeaway food! Instead of eating lunch at your desk of staff cafeteria, why not take your lunch to a nearby park or somewhere close to work? Even a short walk to and from your work, when performed daily, will add up to some serious fat burning over the course of months and years. Not only that, but you also get some fresh air and a chance to clear your mind away from the office.
#8 Stand up – That’s right, by standing your body will burn 1.5 times more calories compared to sitting down. Consider a standing desk or if you are someone who is office-bound, be sure to get up out your seat each hour for a quick walk through the office to get yourself moving. As with point 7 above, these little extra movement throughout the day add up over time.
#9 Balanced diet – Last but certainly not least, maintain a balanced diet. A healthy diet is a very important aspect of weight loss and control. A balanced diet gives your body the nutrition it needs to respond to exercise and by obtaining the majority of your daily calories from vegetables, fresh fruit in moderation and proteins, you’ll be well on your way.
Sean Donnelly is a proud father, fitness fanatic and founder of popular fitness blog www.listfitness.com.
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