Losing weight is never easy. Dieting is not any fun. You may feel that your diet seems to go on and on with little or slow results. But there are things you can do to speed up your weight loss and help your change in diet produce quicker results. You can add exercise! Exercise will help to speed up your rate of weight loss. You may be wondering, “what are the best exercises for weight loss?” Well, that is up to you.
The best exercises for weight loss are any exercises that you will do. That may sound like a non-answer, but let’s think about it.
Some people feel that cardio is the best type of exercise for losing excess weight. They may even tell you that cardio is the fastest possible way to lose weight. It is true, cardio will help you to lose weight when you commit to it as a form of exercise. Cardio exercise, such as aerobics, is great for your health. And, yes, it can help you to lose weight faster than dieting alone. But if you sign up for an aerobics class and do not go, it does you no good at all. You have to show up for your classes to benefit from them.
There are some people who say that walking is the way to go. You don’t need special equipment and you can start and end right from your front door! It is very convenient. You can even take your children along and get them some extra exercise, too. Walking for 20-30 minutes about 5 times a week will provide you with many health benefits, including an increased rate of weight loss. This is a great exercise! It is low-impact, easy to get to (just walk out your front door), no need for babysitters, all you need is tennis shoes, and it is perfect for beginners. But you won’t benefit from walking unless you get up off of the couch, get your tennis shoes on and actually take a walk!
By now you get the point. There are many great types of exercise for weight loss. But you need to find one that you will follow-through with. Choose an exercise program that you enjoy. Or, at least, find the exercise that you hate the least. The exercises that you do on a consistent basis are the best exercises for weight loss for you.