These past couple months I’ve started running more, and over time it’s gotten easier for me. Naturally, this is what happens the more you do something. This activity has helped me recognize that while there are many things I may not want to do, these are the things I have to do in order to feel better.
Exercise is extremely important when it comes to keeping healthy and losing weight. For adults it is suggested that you should do at least 1 hour of exercise per day.
-Swimming provides a great total body workout, while burning a high number of calories (around 600 calories per hour). The common freestyle stroke works well for most people, but using a variety of strokes places emphasis on different muscle groups - the change of intensity will burn more calories.
-Running is a good way to lose body fat as well as improving your fitness. Running burns around 600 calories per hour! It is recommended for beginners that you run at least 3 times a week for around 20-30 minutes per session.
-Cycling involves the same muscles as running, but has the advantage of lower impact of injuries, therefore making it ideal for everyone. Cycling also burns around 600 calories a per hour!
2. Working out at home
You can also work out at home if you feel more comfortable rather than going to a gym. You don’t necessarily need weights but it can be more beneficial to help tone up faster (Bottles of water or cans of beans can be just as good!!)
-30 second plank
-20 walking lunges (10 each leg)
-10 push ups
-Repeat this 3 times.
-Each day try and increase the number of reps you’re doing, for example after 2 days try and do 20 sit-ups, 30 squats and so on.
-Take at least 1 rest day per week!
Remember it’s important to do stretches before and after your workout to reduce muscle pain.