In order to forge a path towards healthier living, many people try to combine a diet plan with exercises to lose weight. Starting an exercise program can be a great way to lose weight in a healthy way. However, many people don’t have a lot of time to spare on daily exercise, and everyone wants to see quick results. So, which exercise workout is most effective? Could it be cardio, aerobics, weightlifting, or perhaps even swimming? If you’d like to know, this guide will teach you about some of the most effective calorie-burning exercises:
The specific number of calories burned will depend on your weight, metabolism, and level of effort. Competition generally helps to burn more calories by increasing your effort level, making competitive sports a good way to lose weight. Bicycling and canoeing (above 16 and 6 miles per hour, respectively) lead the chart of calories burned per hour, followed by football, martial arts sparring, basketball, and, perhaps surprisingly, badminton.
Competitive sports are a very effective way to lose weight and are often a great deal of fun. The disadvantages are that they require a lot of time and dedication, and they may also involve a lot of expenses. Paying for monthly martial arts classes, or for a racing bicycle, probably isn’t the way to go if you don’t have a lot of cash to spare.
Fortunately, you never have to spend money to get fit through exercise. Calisthenics (consisting of pushups, sit-ups and the like) is an effective way to burn calories, and you don’t even have to leave your home – just clear off a space to use.
You can go running or backpacking to enjoy some fresh air; both are effective for burning calories. If you feel as though you need more motivation, or want to make sure you’re exercising correctly, you can buy some aerobics tapes. You get the convenience of home mixed with the motivation of an instructor. High-impact aerobics are another good way to burn calories.
Whether you decide to join a sports team, go for a run, take a hike, skip rope, or run up and down the stairs a few times, you’ll be effectively burning calories. As long as you’re motivated to put effort into your exercise, burning calories with any of the above mentioned exercises (and more) is efficient and hopefully fun. Always make sure you exercise safely, and don’t overwork yourself. Most importantly, enjoy your path to healthier living!