So we all know that exercise is at the core of a strong weight loss program. But, there are so many ways to go about exercising, where do we begin? In reality, all it takes is consistent, exerting activity, at least 3-4 times a week. However, if you’re looking for more suggestions on how to begin your weight loss exercise programs, here are 3 fields in which you might find some inspiration:
1.) Take A Hike!
Or a walk. Walking is one of the best places to begin your exercise. It takes no experience, no training, and little extra equipment – literally, all you need is a pair of shoes (and maybe some socks).
While running, of course, is the strongest means to staying fit, you can achieve the same level of exertion and burned calories by just walking over a prolonged period. In fact, many weight loss and fitness experts recommend walking as just a basic exercise program, not merely a weight loss exercise program. When you walk, you raise your heart rate, which burns calories, and builds muscle strength and elasticity. So not only will you lose weight, but you will replace it with more muscle.
2.) Why Not Weights?
Want to replace the fat with more muscle? Try weight training. But weights do more than just give you physical definition – muscles burn a lot of fat. This is because muscles need calories around the clock to maintain their tone, so even though you exercise them maybe every other day, they burn calories in the days in between, no matter what you’re doing.
So if you’ve got strong muscles, you’ll be burning calories even as you sit working at a desk. And weight training is fairly easy to begin. Maybe talk with a professional trainer at a gym about what you’re trying to achieve, and they can give you certified recommendations about where to begin.
3.) Get A Gym Membership
If you’re looking to weight train, a gym is perfect. Actually, if you’re looking to do anything fitness-wise, a gym will easily meet your needs, and then some. A gym may just be the best place to lose weight. You can work on cardiovascular fitness, on muscular strength, or on flexibility, in many more ways than one.
If you want further direction, every gym has a certified staff that can help you find the sort of exercises that both you and your body will love. Plus, you’ll find yourself in company with many other people who have weight loss in mind – so you’ll hardly be alone. In fact, most likely, you’ll come to really enjoy the gym, and once you get to that point, we really have to say nothing more.
No one ever said weight loss was easy, but they also never said it couldn’t be fun. You can find a weight loss exercise program that’s fun for you, and once you start enjoying it, losing the pounds will all be just part of the benefits. So go and get started, and have a great time!