Starting a new diet and exercise program? Exercise is vital when you are on a diet – exercise will not only help you feel better, but it will also help you stick with your diet. Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. You can have fun with your weight loss exercises.
1. Yoga seems simple, but it can change your life
Yoga is an easy exercise that anyone can do. It’s great for weight loss, because it’s not as strenuous as running, but it can still give you a great workout.
Discuss your weight loss goals with your instructor before class. Ask him to show you some pose modifications that will make things easier for you while you are still overweight.
2. Fun with a fitness ball (stability)
If you hate working out, consider working out with a fitness ball. They are inexpensive, you can have fun while exercising with a ball and you will get a great workout. There are many fitness ball exercise programs available on DVD, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home.
Start out slow. When you first start your ball workouts, exercise no more than 10 minutes. You can build the time that passes slowly until you exercise for 40 minutes each day.
2. Swimming to lose weight
Swimming is another great and fun exercise for weight loss. Swimming is especially helpful if you are over 40, because it is not putting any stress on your joints. As with any form of exercise, start slowly. You don’t have to spend hours in the pool to make a profit. Half an hour is fine. However, make sure you go at least four times a week.
Combining exercise with diet ensures that you will not only lose weight, but look great too. Remember to choose an exercise program that is fun for you. When it’s fun, you’re more likely to keep exercising, and within a few weeks your new exercise regimen will become a healthy habit.