If you’re like most people, you don’t especially enjoy going to the gym day in and day out, running on the treadmill and counting calories on the elliptical. Not only can these exercises be extremely tiring, they can also be so boring all you can do is focus on how tired you are. Limiting yourself to using machines to do cardio and burn calories can sometimes set you up for failure in terms of your weight loss goals.
For this reason, consider finding an activity you enjoy doing that will provide you with the workout your body needs. Staying physically fit is simple when you love what you’re doing. It’s just like they say about working – if you find a job you love, you never work a day in your life. Therefore, never exercise or struggle to lose weight a day in your life by trying new ways to burn calories.
Below are just a few suggestions for fun ways to lose weight, but there are countless options that will keep you busy, happy and healthy. Also, don’t forget that a supplement from Dr. Newton’s Naturals such as Skinny D can help you cut your sugar cravings and get on track to shedding the pounds.
Bikram yoga – If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding way to work out, lose weight, expand your range of motion and improve your overall well-being, try Bikram yoga. Also called hot yoga, it began in Indian but made its way to Los Angeles in the 1970s and is now offered at gyms and yoga studios all over the country. Bikram yoga is practiced in a room heated to between 105 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit with between 40 and 50 percent humidity. Under these conditions, 26 postures are systematically practiced to work every part of the body, from the ligaments and muscles to the internal organs and veins. The heat and humidity allow your views to get oxygen faster and is thought to burn fat more easily and speed up the breakdown of glucose. It’s an intense workout, but if you’re up for a challenge – try this unique workout today!
Zumba – Tired of boring aerobics classes and endlessly running in circles on track? There’s a way to increase your cardio that’s a lot more entertaining and interactive. Zumba Fitness is the Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that is sweeping the nation. Chances are you’ve probably heard friends or coworkers talk about how amazing the program is, but you’re a little skeptical about if you’d be able to keep up with the dance moves and if it really works. However, these classes are very easy-to-follow and you can burn up to 500-1000 calories per hour. Zumba classes are offered in over 110,000 locations in more than 125 countries, so just try it once at a gym near you and you’ll probably be hooked on this fun “fitness-party.”
Swimming – If you want to look great in your bikini while laying poolside, make some time to actually get into the pool and swim some laps. All you have to do is tune into the Olympics to see how fit and lean swimmers are. Swimming is one of the healthiest, most fun and challenging forms of low-impact exercise you can do. It’s safe for people of all ages and fitness levels and is the ideal workout for someone who can’t bear the high impact and joint stress of running, jogging and other forms of cardio. Just make sure you start slowly if you are a beginning swimmer and always swim with a lifeguard nearby.