Halloween has come and passed, which means we’re on the road towards big holiday feasts and endless amounts of holiday sweets. Once New Year’s comes around, people start to think about making up for the holidays and decide to lose weight. Fortunately, there are countless exercises people can do to help them on their road to a healthy weight.
NeuroForce1 is one of Scottsdale’s leading performance facilities that not only focuses on members’ physical performance but their nutritional efficiency. Year-round nutritional awareness is important to avoid compromising your personal health and performance goals. Read our blog post below to learn 5 different exercises designed to help you lose weight.
A Simple Way to Lose Weight: Walking
One of the best and easiest ways for people to shed some pounds is by simply walking. It’s convenient and easy for beginners as it’s a lower-impact exercise, meaning it doesn’t stress your joints.
According to Harvard Health, it’s estimated that a 155-pound person will burn around 167 calories per 30 minutes of walking at a moderate pace of 4 mph. This can involve a simple stroll around your neighborhood, visiting various parks around your town, or meeting up with friends to lap around an unpopulated mall.
It’s easy to fit walking into your daily routine. For example, on your lunch break why not try walking around your building? Have a dog? Take them on some extra walks.
Jogging Helps Lose Weight
Another great exercise you can do to burn off some weight is running. A study from Obesity Reviews found that running and jogging can help people burn harmful visceral fat (belly fat). This type of fat wraps around your internal organs and has been linked to different chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Much like walking, running and jogging can be done almost anywhere and they’re easy to incorporate into your daily routine. To get started, we recommend doing this exercise 3-4 times a week for 20-30 minutes.
Another Form of Cardio That Burns Fat: Cycling
Cycling is another popular exercise that can help you lose weight. While it may not be as accessible as running or walking for some, investing in a bicycle can help motivate you to make the move. Or, if you’re not into purchasing a bike, you can purchase or use a gym stationary bike to get your cardio in.
Harvard Health estimates that a 155-pound person burns around 260 calories per 30 minutes on a stationary bike at a moderate pace, or 298 per 30 minutes on a bicycle at a pace of 12-13.9 mph.
Additionally, it’s been shown that cycling for weight loss can lead to better overall fitness, increased insulin sensitivity, and a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and death.
Strength Training Can Help You Lose Weight
People attempting to lose weight are at risk of also losing some muscle. This can be prevented by eating a sufficient amount of protein, avoiding crash diets, and lifting some weights. It’s been shown that protein intake and strength-training exercises help stimulate muscle protein synthesis and strengthen your muscles as you lose weight.
Yoga Relieves Stress and Promotes Weight-Loss
A popular exercise people are using to lose weight is yoga. While it may not be widely known as a weight-loss hero, it actually burns a fair amount of calories and offers many benefits to promote your weight-loss journey.
A 12-week study in 60 women with obesity issues found that those who participated in two 90-minute yoga sessions per week experienced greater reductions in waist circumference than those in the control group – by 1.5 inches.
What’s even better is that you can practically do yoga anywhere. This includes from the comforts of your own home or inside the confines of your office. Just take a breath and enjoy.
NeuroForce1 Can Help with Your Weight-Loss Goals
NeuroForce1 is one of the Valley’s top training facilities that helps optimize the health of our members. When you partner with NeuroForce1, you will be given comprehensive support and guidance in creating a nutritional and workout plan designed with your goals in mind.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you!