Exercise – Winning Health Magazine http://www.winnermagazine.org Keeping you Healthy So You Can Stay On Top Of The Game Of Life Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:09:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Best Exercises For Weight Loss http://www.winnermagazine.org/2012/09/29/best-exercises-for-weight-loss/ Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:09:18 +0000 http://www.winnermagazine.org/?p=150 Perhaps you are suffering from overweight and you are really desperate in looking for exercises to help you reduce your weight. All physical exercises may be good in assisting you loose weight. However, there are those forms of exercises that will make you loose weight faster than the others. Here are some of the best exercises for weight loss:

  • Running

If you really want to loose weight fast, then, running may be the best form of exercise for you. This is because while running, you are engaging the whole body in the burning of calories and the more calories you burn each day, the more weight you will loose. However, different people have different bodies and it is advisable to seek the examination of a professional before you go out jogging.

  • Walking

Another secret to burning calories is engaging in walks each day. Walking not only strengthens your muscles but also helps in burning body fats and therefore helping you in reduction of your body weight.

  • Sporting Activities

There are many sporting activities but the best sporting activities for rapid weight loss often engage the whole body workout. Such sports include ball games, swimming and cycling among others. Engaging in such sports will ensure that your calorie levels are not only reduced but also your body is also strengthened against pathogenic organisms.

If you are overweight and you have never performed any exercises before, then, it will be advisable to start with minimal exercises activities and increase your tempo over the days. However, if you are used to exercises, then it will be no problem starting your exercise periods on a high tempo. The best will be to get a personal trainer to assist you with your exercise lessons.

Exercise for Slackers http://www.winnermagazine.org/2012/08/25/exercise-for-slackers/ Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:03:11 +0000 http://www.winnermagazine.org/?p=108 I’ll be honest. I don’t like to exercise. It’s not that I’m against getting in shape. I’m just not really into it. As an ex-smoker, I have reduced lung capacity. My knees are shot. I don’t like the smell of gymnasiums. And this is just a small excerpt of my laundry list of excuses.

If this sounds familiar, hear me out.

Study upon study has found that the average human being requires 30 minutes of exercise, roughly five days each week. We’ve all heard this before. A news report, a friend with heart problems, a New Year’s resolution, these thought rattle around in our heads, until we’re guilting ourselves into the local health club.

Then something comes up. Our busy lives erupt again, and we lose sight of our fitness goals.

Don’t fret. There are other ways to get those 30 minutes a day.

So you don’t like stationary bikes either, climb on a real bike. If you get odd looks from the people on the Stairmaster, walk around the block.

Personally, I love to dance. I’m a terrible dancer, but if I grab my fiancée, pull the drapes, and put on some catchy tunes, working out can actually be fun (I personally recommend 80’s New Wave and old Jamaican Ska).

Swimming, stretching, mowing the lawn, sex, hiking in the park, these are all great ways to keep in shape.

One word of warning, though, take it easy at first. After being sedentary for too long, I hiked around too long. You’ll build up a tolerance more rapidly than you’d think.

Find something fun and you won’t even notice that you’re getting exercise.