Weight Reducing Exercises

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Weight Reducing Exercises to Try

Weight reducing exercises can aide in your diet plan. Because it’s not enough to eat less when you want to lose weight fast. If you spend most of your week sitting 8-hours a day at work, you need to find some weight reducing exercises because you don’t have a physically active job. People in construction, gardening, or in jobs that require lots of physical exercise can still gain weight if they eat the wrong kinds of foods. For those active  people, a sensible diet of lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and cutting out sweets will get the weight off. But for others who sit all day, exercising along with dieting will get the fat off.

Many people think joining a gym is the answer, but as you may know, people go to the gym for a while and then they stop going. But if you make exercise fun, you will stick to it.

Weight Reducing Exercises that are Fun

Walking in a park or on the beach. Keep up a brisk walk. Make it a power walk. I walk in a park near my house every day. I meet up with a few friends who also walk there. They tend to walk a little slower than I do, so sometimes I speed up and catch them on the way back. I walk every day for at least 30 minutes.

I don’t advocate treadmills because walking in nature is much more enjoyable. Somehow treadmills make walking boring, even while watching TV or listening to music. In inclement weather, find a mall to walk in. Just leave your checkbook, credit and debit card at home. Or you will come home loaded with packages. That may work to exercise your arms, but it will also deplete your bank account.

Bicycle Riding. Find a bicycle path that’s safe. Do it with friends–make an outing out of it. If you don’t have a bike path and don’t want to ride in traffic, get a stationary bike. It’s weird, but I find stationary bikes more fun than electric treadmills because they’re quiet and I can still hear the TV. If you want an even better work out, wear lightweight ankle or wrist weights while using your bike.

I combine 20 minutes of biking in front of the TV with some weight-bearing calisthenics:  10 minutes on the bike wearing weights, then I get off the bike for 5 minutes of weight-lifting exercises for my arms. Hop on the bike again for another 10 minutes. Then I finish it off with 5 minutes of weight-lifting exercises for my legs–a 30-minute workout at home. Do that three times a week, once on Saturday and twice during the week after work or before dinner.

Yoga or Aerobics Classes. You will have a great time exercising and socializing at the same time. If you arrange to meet friends there you’ll be less likely to skip going. I know that sounds elementary, but you won’t want to disappoint your friends by not showing up. And once you’re there, you won’t want to look stupid by not participating.

Don’t Eat Junk Food! That can’t be stressed enough. Just because you are exercising doesn’t mean you can stuff yourself with sweets. It doesn’t work that way. But if you exercise you will find that you will gravitate toward healthier food choices.

These weight reducing exercises will also help to get rid of belly fat and add to your overall health. The main thing is to make exercising fun. If you don’t have an active lifestyle, think of fun ways to add physical activities to your weekends or on the days that you aren’t working.