Summary: Weight loss is a phenomenon that has become a modern-day issue. We find more people battling with excess weight in order to do those things they will love to do: wear that snug fitting dress, go on short skirts or even show off well toned Abs or legs while at the beach.
The major problem areas in the body are those places where fat aggregate quickly to but have a hard time exiting from: the belly, thighs and under-arms.
Excess weight could be brought about by a variety of factors from heredity (the most common culprit fingered) to junk foods, and then starvation. Excess fat stored in the body sometimes causes unsightly skin feel, look and tone. Below are a few simple ways to shed them and firm up your body.
- Walking: Surprised? This very simple movement type of placing one foot in front of the other has been shown to help in shedding excess weight. Taking short walks can help the body become well lubricated and ready to throw off huge amounts of body fat if combined with lifting weights and or strength training. Walking without adding other exercise routines to it will improve locomotion. You will have stronger legs, feet, knees, and at the same time lose general body weight. This is necessary in the long run as this helps you become fitter and stronger.
- Running/Jogging: Like walking, this exercise routine helps the body become conditioned to shed excess weight coupled with other exercise routines. Running for one hour at a time will burn over 550 calories while jogging burns about 400 calories. If this is taken up twice a week, you will burn a great amount of calories thereby helping your fitness level stay up. It is also imperative to know that running will make you feel lighter and more energetic. More energy means more exertive force which will help your shed even more weight in the passage of time.
- Alternate Walking and Running: This type of exercise is more effective than the two listed above – it is a combination of both kinds of simple exercise. For example, for a 30 minute runabout, you could run/jog for 50 meters, walk for the next 30 meters and so on. What this does is to help your muscles become accustomed to both types of training and increase your already prepped-up metabolism. The alternating will help your body burn fat quicker and allow you catch your breath as you do so.
Like other forms of more complex exercises, it takes times, effort and mostly commitment to be able to begin and stick to a routine. Whichever one works for you, stick with it and soon enough, you will begin to see results commensurate with your efforts.