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Walking Your Way To Better Health

It is an accepted fact that exercise is an important part of any successful weight loss plan. Every muscle you have can burn calories, so the more you work them, the more calories you burn. So, don’t just depend on dieting alone. Move that body and do some exercises to achieve that weight and that body you have always dreamed about.

Walking is great exercise to lose weight. Moreover, it does not require any expertise or equipment and you can do it free anytime you feel like it. However, to be beneficial, you should do it regularly.Make walking a daily habit or at least 3 to 5 times a week depending on your schedule.

Before you start walking, do some warm up stretching exercises. Stretch only as far as you feel comfortable so as not to pull any muscles. Start with a modest goal, like 15 to 20 minutes at a leisurely pace. Gradually extend the duration and the speed. Walk up one or two gentle slopes. Your walk should be comprised of three segments: warm-up, exercise pace and cool-down.

Walk with your chin up and your shoulders held slightly back.
The heel of your foot should touch the ground first. Roll your weight forward.
Swing your arms as you walk.

To avoid stiff or sore muscles or joints, start gradually. Over several weeks, begin walking faster, going further and walking for longer periods of time.
Walk on soft ground whenever possible.
Quench yourself, drink 8 to 10 ounces of water for every 20 to 30 minutes of the activity.

The more you walk, the better you will feel. Plus, walking also uses more calories; thus, burning more fats. Its benefits include giving you more energy, making you feel good, helping you to relax, reducing stress, helping you sleep better, helping control your appetite and increasing the number of calories your body uses.

To lose weight, it’s more important to walk for time than speed. Walking at a moderate pace yields longer workouts with less soreness leading to more miles and more calories spent on a regular basis.

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Outdoor Exercise And Fitness

With the changing times one and all are now familiar with what they need to be fit. It does not matter whether the physical activity is to be performed indoors or outdoors, everyone takes up the opportunity which can keep them physically fit.

Along with the indoor exercises outdoor exercises too have become trendy now. With the exercises one can get following advantages.

1. To workout in the best and get the maximum benefit only a little machinery is required. Other than this there are a few workouts which can be done without any machinery.

2. No need to b among those people who irritate and no need to be in the crowd.

3. No need to go out walking or driving for the sake of fitness.

4. Fresh air can be enjoyed maximum.

5. One does not need any special outfit or not even any kind of makeup.

6. Vitamin D from the sunshine can be taken.

7. One does not have to work out at fixed time, exercise as and when you feel like and at the place you like.

There are a few reasons which we cannot add in the list which are also the reasons for taking up the routine for outdoor exercises. There are many other things over which one can ponder. After knowing about the benefits of outdoor exercises one now needs to know about what all activities one can get involved with for outdoor exercise.

Here is a list of some of the best outdoor exercises. For all those who want to work out with great vigor and sweat out these can be the best.
1. Lunges – this is an exercise with which all the muscles of the legs and the buttock would be put to motion. For this it has done perfectly. If you get to do it perfectly then try ahead lunges while standing, elevating, waling and rearing.

2. Pushups – one of the best exercises for the upper body is push-ups. In the present time only a little number of people does it as machines for pressing are preferred. It is the best exercise for which one does not even need a tool. The basic level of pushups includes grips that are standard, close and wide. The shoulder, chest and triceps muscles can be aroused with these three basic movements. If you uplift your hands you can make the movements easily. If you want to try harder movements uplift your feet. If you are an expert by now then try bouncing pushups or clapping.

3. Squats – to get power try out the squats. As people have become lazy and proper instructions are not given it has lost its effectiveness. One can also try the one leg or wide stance or overhead or pile squat. When you do it continuously and the legs get tired, then the result is achieved.

4. Step ups – this is a cruel exercise. The equipment required is a bench. You have to step up and down. The head has to remain high up with back strongly straight. This is good for the heat as well.

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