Exercise Tips for Weight Loss are EASIER than you think.
MYTH - "You can target certain areas of your body to lose weight." False! Your genetics determine which parts of your body will gain fat, and genetics also determine where you lose weight. And, sorry to say, your "problem areas" will be the first to gain weight and the last area to lose the weight.
You worked several months through Steps 1-6 of Our Free Plan. I hope each step has become a habit - a routine - in your life. These steps were milestones (turning points) in my own life. Have they become part of your everyday thinking and decisions?
Then you are ready to "take it to the next level." From thin to Fabulous!
How? Pump up the exercise. Once you have some muscles and stamina built, you can easily move on to new activities and reap the benefits of regular exercise. You're moving on to bigger and better exercise tips for weight loss.
You can pick any exercise you like! You're unique. I love pilates, but Dr. Dave likes to run races. One of our kids watches tv on the treadmill and another one needs to run outside. My brother coaches; his family likes taekwondo and tennis.
There is no magic exercise program (or equipment, for that matter) that is better than all the rest.
Now you can begin the lifelong journey of finding what active pursuits you love. Expect it to change over time - I discovered skiing at age 38, and I came alive in a whole new way. You'll love the benefits of regular exercise.
Check out these exercise tips for weight loss:
Increase your intensity by entering 5K walks. People get excited at a race and walk faster. I walk all the time, and those "fun walks" wear me out!
The universal "adult" sport - can be done almost anywhere in the world and all you need is a pair of shoes (and some don't even opt for the shoes). I also love the free walking & running training schedules available on the internet.
Read (on the right) how Dr. Dave decided after 17 years of walking to start running. He's an inspiration! He is motivated by "the next race." And, even in Midwestern USA, races are scheduled all year long.
Doesn't matter what weights or equipment you get,
you'll benefit from building your muscles. (And women don't worry, you
won't bulk up. Your hormones won't allow it.) Keeping strong will keep
you feeling young.
A workout for your mind as well as your body.
Even small towns commonly have martial arts centers. It's also a
fantastic stress reliever, and you can start at any age. My sister-in-law has a black belt.
Riding a bike brings most of us back to our childhoods. Be careful of traffic! We don't bike much, but it sure is fun when we do it.
"Spinning" classes are on stationary bikes. I have a friend who
really enjoys these; she goes to a nearby fitness center early in the
morning while her husband is still home to watch the kids.
A long-time favorite of mine! It quietly works wonders
on your muscles. Want a flat stomach? You'll get it with pilates. I did
dvd's at home for years; now I go to classes each week.
look like much, but it makes you STRONG, slowly works on your
flexibility, gives you a great workout, and relaxes you by the end. I did yoga for a couple years and really liked it.
Yoga decreases depression. I can see why - by the end of a yoga workout, you see improvement in your body already. It makes you proud of yourself.
I've had so much fun swimming with my kids. (It finally took off my "baby fat" after my 3rd child - and we were already walking every day!) Some high school pools have public hours in the winter. Check out the nearest YMCA schedule.
You'll get great workouts. Be forewarned that most (not all) fitness centers are filled with thin people in nice workout clothes. I've tried classes that I hated (that was discouraging), but I kept at it until I found classes that I loved - pilates is my favorite class.
Not available to as many people, but it's a super workout for all your muscles and tons of fun. Whenever I water ski, I'm always sore.
We started skiing after tagging along our son's 5th grade field trip. We were hooked! Learning to ski is easier than you think. When you go to a ski resort/area, you can sign up for a lesson - right on the spot! You take an hour lesson, learn important basics, then you're off to practice the rest of the day.
Great for teens and kids. Adults can still find some
teams, depending on your nation and region. Around my area, it would be
softball, basketball, and even beach volleyball in the summer.
Another super sport for adults. You can play for free in most city parks. Your local YMCA may have lessons and a league to join. My cousin is a super tennis instructor, and she taught me that a good racquet makes a difference.
I think you need to skip the golf cart and walk the course. Golf can be a good source of exercise when you're on vacation.
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