It’s estimated that half of all American adults attempt to lose weight every year. Losing weight happens by not only changing your eating habits, but also stepping up your exercise routine.
In addition to helping you lose weight, exercise has been linked to many other benefits, including improved mood, stronger bones, and a reduced risk of many chronic diseases.
Here are a few exercises for losing weight:
Walking: Walking is a great option if you’re new to regular exercise. To get started, aim to walk for 30 minutes 3–4 times a week. You can gradually increase the duration or frequency of your walks as you become more fit.
Jogging or Running: Jogging is an aerobic exercise.It can raise your metabolic rate for up to 24 hours. Both jogging and running are great exercises that can be done anywhere and are easy to incorporate into your weekly routine.
Cycling: Cycling is a low-impact, adaptable exercise. Not only is cycling great for weight loss, but studies have found that people who cycle regularly have better overall fitness, increased insulin sensitivity, and a lower risk of heart disease, cancer compared with those who don’t cycle regularly.
Weight Training: Weight training can help you build strength and promote muscle growth, which can raise your resting metabolic rate (RMR), or how many calories your body burns at rest.
Swimming: Swimming is a fun way to lose weight and get in shape. Swimming is its low-impact nature, meaning that it’s easier on your joints which makes it a great option for people who have injuries or joint pain.
Many exercises can help you lose weight. However, it is important to choose an exercise that you enjoy doing. This makes it more likely that you’ll stick to it long term and see results.