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10 Best Exercises to Help You Lose Weight Fast

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Running on a treadmill can be an effective fitness activity for losing weight.

What’s the best way to lose weight fast? Consistent exercise performed correctly is the key. Here are 10 of the best exercises to help you get rid of the excess fat in a flash.

  1. Walking   Walking is believed to be one of the easiest yet the best exercise to lose weight fast. Why? Because you can do it at any time everyday. This form of exercise not only burns stored fat but also a significant amount of calories, especially for brisk walking. A 15-minute walk for at least 5 days a week could be a good start.
  2. Biking   You can choose a stationary bike on the gym or a biking trail with your friends. A thirty minute tour on a biking trail lets you lose 250-500 calories and enjoy fresh air and a good bonding with friends. Cycling promises quick visible results.
  3. Swimming   Swimming cannot really be considered an exercise as it will always be a fun activity. Did you know that an hour swimming for three days in a week could burn a good proportion of your fat? Actually, using the breaststroke while swimming can easily burn off 400 calories in no time. 
  4. Stair climbing   Forget the elevator and make use of the stairs. This is a cardio workout that builds muscles as well. Muscles are really good calorie burners so in a 30-minute session of stair climbing, you can burn 200-250 calories and lose weight fast.
  5. Jumping rope   Since jumping requires full effort from your whole body, you’ll lose a good 250-400 calories in a 15-minute jumping rope activity. Because this is a complete body workout, the more you practice this form of exercise the faster you will lose weight. Just make sure that you do not land too hard or jump too high so you won’t strain your arms and legs.
  6. Dancing   Here is another complete body workout. Aside from being convenient and fun, dancing can be a good form of exercise. Calories are burned and your muscles are toned as you sweat and move your arms, feet, and hips. Dancing has now become a popular health and fitness activity as it requires no equipment and takes very little time and effort. You can do it right in the comfort of your own home and dance to your favorite music or follow a step routine from a dance instruction DVD.
  7. Step Aerobics   This is a very easy yet helpful exercise to help you lose weight quickly. Instructional videos and the stair stepper equipment are available in the market at affordable prices. But you can always get a solid box to replace the actual stair stepper. This targets your hips and legs and can burn 350 calories in 30 minutes.
  8. Running or Jogging   While running is considered to be a vigorous exercise, one can still select jogging as a lighter form of dropping the pounds. What is more important is the period spent running or jogging. If you really want to shed off those extra pounds, be sure that you commit yourself to running or jogging regularly. If it is really not possible, try to do it at least 3 or 4 times a week. Developing a running habit will make you lose weight fast.
  9. Rock climbing   You can actually burn 400 calories in 30 minutes of working your arms and legs while climbing. This is a form of cardio exercise that also builds arm strength and leg power.
  10. Doing household chores   Yes, you can actually consider household chores as a form of exercise. You can burn fat calories and lose weight by washing your car, gardening, cleaning your backyard, doing the laundry and the dishes, or just keeping your body moving.

Getting in shape quickly requires hard work and consistency. That is why it is always recommended that you take on fun and simple activities as your form of exercise so you’ll always enjoy the routine and lose weight fast.

 


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