Exercise for weight loss: it’s far easier than you think. Many people often wonder when they will actually have the time (or energy or money or whatever else reason) to go to the gym and really get a workout. Trust me; exercise for weight loss is not about going to the gym. It really is all about finding creative situations where you could expend more calories. This means that you might change a few things about your lifestyle right now. But do not cringe just yet! These changes may be subtle at first. When you eventually get into the hang of things, then you can slowly increase such changes so that you could lead a far healthier lifestyle.
If you have a daily routine that constitute basically of waking up, going to school or work, getting home and sleeping; you could try to add some simple exercise for weight loss here and there so as not to shock your system. First, when you do wake up, try the simplest stretches and try not to hurt yourself while doing so. A few arm stretches, some shaking of the hands and wrist and a hearty back stretch can really give you energy bursts that you will need for the day. This is a far healthier option than drinking 4 to 5 cups of coffee just to wake yourself up.
If you live near the place where you work or study, walking there or riding a bike to get there might be a better option than commuting or taking the car. However, if that is not possible, always try to take the longest “walking” route to get to your class or office as a form of exercise for weight loss. Stair climbing can burn up as much energy as doing aerobics for 20 minutes. This means that you have to wake up a little earlier than usual, but that really is no biggie, considering how much calories you would burn by simply starting your day earlier than usual.
Amazingly, some studies show that fidgeting burns up a lot of calories as well. So when you feel sedentary in your seat, try to fidget a bit. Shake your hands, massage your wrists, get up and stretch… anything that can make you move. If you want to get up and do something, go to the cooler (instead of the vending machine) and have a drink of water. You could do the same at home as part of your exercise for weight loss regimen. Instead of plunking down to watch TV, you could volunteer to make dinner (or learn how to make dinner), do the wash or even walk your dog.
If you feel like going out, then do so. The best exercise for weight loss is actually the one you do not notice that you are actually doing. If you are at the mall, spend a longer time walking and checking out whatever in the different stores. Avoid the temptation of simply finding yourself a seat and watching everyone else walk by. If you are shopping for a particular product, take your time. Not only could you get the best product for your money by comparing value, you also spend more time on your feet which helps you burn a lot of calories.