Do you love exercise? Chances are if you did you will probably not have any weight issues. Exercise is still the number one way to burn fat and lose weight. Even with a mediocre diet you can still stay in shape as long as you are active and get enough of the right exercise. I’ve always been in the camp of eating what I love but making up for my eating sins with my hard work in the gym.
The real secret to making this work for you is that you have to make exercise fun. Its got to be something that you absolutely love doing. As long as its painful and something that you look up to every day you will always look for excuses and you will always try and find a way out. Most of all, it will not last. If you want to lose weight with exercise it takes weeks of sustained effort. Its not a 2 or 3 week thing. So, how can you make exercise fun? Here are my 3 top tips:
1. Swimming – who does not love swimming? The fact that its a low impact exercise and that it involved so many muscle groups makes it a terrific form of exercise. Its important that you start working yourself up to swimming laps in a pool and varying your stroke is also a great way to vary the workout. 3o to 40 minutes a day is great exercise and will do wonders for weight loss.
2. Tennis – if the gym bores you or if you just hate the whole vibe at the gym, why not take up a sport. Its much more social and is a lot more fun. I suggest a high speed sport like tennis, but you can look into things like hockey, squash or racket ball. Sport is a great way to lose weight without even thinking about it.
3. Group Fitness Classes – One of the newer trends in fitness is group fitness programs. It comes in a lot of shapes and sizes but for the most part its a group of 10 to 20 people training under a personal trainer. It can be very sociable and most of the time its held in public parks which makes it a great opportunity to get outside and have fun with others who are probably on the same fitness level as you.