Everyone will agree that weight loss can be a great challenge. It often takes long, maybe years, before you reach your weight loss goals. But, if you know how the human body works, you’ll definitely get better results.
Below, we recommend 6 simple exercises that can help you drop extra pounds in two weeks. You may not be into exercising, but the results will be rewarding. So go on, you know you can do it!
Jogging is one of the most effective fat-burning workouts. Although individual results may vary, on an average, a person can burn over 2000 calories an hour, while jogging. Plus, it’s extremely low cost as all you need is a pair of running shoes, and comfortable clothes. And, don’t forget about your goal when it gets hard. Once you start sweating, you’ll know you’re losing weight.
Swimming is probably the most beneficial physical activity as it activates all muscles in your body. It’s particularly suitable for people who are overweight or suffering from joint pain and similar health issues, because when you’re in a swimming pool, water takes the weight off your legs. Aim at regular swimming sessions for a few weeks.
Stair climbing is similar to walking, except that it’s much more intense, thus more beneficial for weight loss. Climbing stairs burns more energy than walking, mostly because you’re fighting gravity. Climb a few floors each day, preferably in the morning. You’ll feel that the muscles in your calves are becoming stiffer and more painful as this is a pretty intensive exercise.
Abdominal fat is the hardest to burn, there’s no question about that. Abdominal exercises are the most beneficial for reducing your waistline. Start by lying on your back, your legs stretched out. Put your hands under your head and, taking a deep breath, lift your legs without bending them at the knees. Do three sets of twenty repetitions.
Crunches are another effective belly-flatting exercise. Lie down on the floor as with the previous exercise. Now, instead of lifting your legs, lift your upper half trying to touch your knees with your nose – without being your knees. Do three sets of twenty repetitions.
Aerobics is defined as “physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines”. It can include anything from jumping, dancing, stretching, doing some cardio, or simply doing whatever exercise you like. You’ll know that the exercise is effective when you start sweating as this means you’re burning calories, i.e. your body is releasing the heat.
Cycling can be a lot of fun, simply because you get to change your surroundings. Wake up early, take your bike, a towel and a bottle of water, and head out on an adventure! You can explore forests, beaches, ruins of buildings…the possibilities are endless.