If you are not ready to go back to the gym –don’t worry! You can try these 4 home routines to lose weight without leaving you’re the comfort of your living room!
If under normal circumstances mustering up the motivation to start exercising is difficult, during the pandemic, with gyms being closed, and the stress accumulated, it might be challenging to make a fitness resolution. But with a little impulse, and a bit of planning you can still stick to your goal of losing weight and gaining strength.
If you can find a workout that works for you and you get into the right mindset, your home can be a perfect place to achieve your fitness goals, even with minimal equipment and space. It is always necessary to bear in mind the fact that no fitness routine will work alone to achieve weight loss, you need to maintain a calorie deficit and this involves eating healthy.
If you cover the healthy eating factor, these are some exercises that can help you lose weight:
1. HIIT – High-intensity interval training
HIIT training involves alternating between short and intense burse of energy with less intense periods in between. This is particularly helpful because it makes your heart rate and temperature go way up –this has a direct impact on your metabolism. It is not necessary to have the equipment or a lot of room.
2. Strength training
While you might already know that weight training does not burn a lot of calories at the moment, it is perfect to increase your muscle mass –impacting on your resting metabolic rate, the more calories you burn at rest, the easier it gets to maintain or lose weight.
While you need some weight to gain strength, you don’t necessarily need to buy dumbbells, you can use your bodyweight to fatigue your muscles, you can use bottles or any other thing that is heavy enough to cause fatigue.
Here are some YouTube channels to work on strength training that you might like!
Any type of dancing routine –even trying to copy a choreography– has the potential of assisting weight loss. Dancing is a form of aerobic exercise that can also increase joint mobility and spinal flexibility. The best thing about dancing is that it is fun! You can burn calories without even knowing you are doing so. There are also tons of routines on YouTube that you can do for free!
Yoga can help you gain strength, flexibility and consequently make you lose weight. It assists the body in becoming stronger and more limber and eventually helps you tackle your cardio and weight sessions with more intensity. There are also lots of workouts available on YouTube, here are some ideas!
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