Best Weight Loss Exercises

Best Weight Loss ExercisesWhen  it comes to weight loss, it’s not too hard to source anyone’s advice. Everyone seems to have an opinion on it. Most people acknowledge the need for regular physical activity. But did you know it’s the type of physical activity or exercise that you do that can really make the world of difference. To help you choose which exercises are best for your fitness program, here are the list of best exercises for weight loss.

Best Weight Loss Exercises

A good fitness program should include a combination of both cardiovascular exercise and resistance training. Cardiovascular exercise performed at a moderate to high intensity can help to burn more calories then low intensity cardiovascular exercise. Resistance training is equally important as this form of training helps the body to better utilize fat as an energy source. People with lean muscle mass tend to maintain their body mass easier than those who don’t have much lean muscle mass.


Running is one of the most efficient way to burn calories and fat. In fact, every mile you run is equivalent to approximately 100 calories burned. Not too bad, right? Just imagine the amount of weight that you could lose if you were to start running regularly? Running also enhances your cardiovascular fitness and provides a form of strengthening and toning to your lower limb muscles and buttocks.


How would you like to burn 600-900 calories in 60 minutes? Well this is a reality if you sign yourself up for some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). High Interval Training is a form training, which involves discontinuous exercise routines with a series of low intensity exercises and high intensity exercises. Interval Training is based on the concept of having high intensity exercises, followed by a period for recovery with low intensity exercises. When performed correctly, HIIT can burn up to 10-15 calories per minute. See, workouts at higher intensities result in using more carbohydrates and fats and ultimately calories, which may occur in a shorter period of workout then compared to low intensity training. If you’re serious about losing weight this year, then you need to incorporate HIIT into your program. HIIT is best performed with a Personal Trainer who can show you how to correctly perform the exercises and help monitor your progress.

Resistance Training

Resistance training is a fundamental part of for any fitness program that is aimed at weight loss. Unfortunately, a lot of women believe that resistance training is only good for bulking up or adding muscle mass. This is the case for males, but for females there are many other benefits to performing resistance training. Resistance training helps your body to burn fat and increase its muscle mass. This muscle mass in turn helps to increase your resting metabolic rate, meaning you burn more energy doing nothing. If you are worried about gaining too much muscle mass there are some simple steps you can follow to avoid this. Ensure you choose weights that are heavy enough for you to complete 10-12 repetitions for 2-3 sets. Complete your resistance training regime 2-3 times per weeks for best results.

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