Exercise to Lose Weight
The best way to lose weight is through a balanced and healthy diet and weight loss exercices which may or may not involve the use of exercise equipment. A balanced diet is composed mainly of fresh food, with plenty of vegetables and fruit. It provides all the nutrients necessary for good health and most important for vitality. The lack of some important nutrients can make us feel low in energy and reduce our ability to exercise. Exercise is also an important factor.
This vitality is a key factor if you wish to stay healthy and slim or (if necessary) to lose weight. In order to burn the calories eaten, which are stored in you body as fat you need to feel energetic enough to exercise.
Of course before embarking on any exercises outside the ones you are use to, it’s important to check and get the opinion of a health professional.
There are lots of ways you can exercise and in doing so burn those calories. You don’t need to go to the gym for that, you don’t even need a personal trainer. You can practise in your own ‘home gym’.
For instance, you can lose as much as 200 calories per hour doing the following activities, which although they are normally referred to as work are in fact another form of exercise, so make your home your gym!
- Cleaning the house
- Shopping, whether actually shopping, which involves the lifting of heavy weights or just window shopping
- DIY jobs such as painting and decorating, or re-designing your living space! You could even lose weight by turning one of your rooms into your very own home gym.
OR, if you prefer you can use actual exercise equipment:
You can either buy wrist weights or ankle weights or even weight vests (what are weight vests or weighted vest? – basically vests with weights inside!) that you can exercise with while watching TV, or you can make your own weights: just fill up a plastic bottle with tap water and screw tightly and use it as a small weight (remember 1 litre of water weighs 1 kilo (2 pounds)).
There are of course plenty of different types of exercise equipment and home exercise machines that you can buy too, if you can afford them, such as exercise bikes, exercise treadmills, exercise rowing machines, and elliptical trainers (what are elliptical trainers aka an elliptical machines? – take a look at the picture it’s easier than trying to describe it) that can be used too, all while watching your favorite TV program.
(.... Elliptical Trainer)
The secret with any exercise program is to exercise regularly.