Everyone at some point in their life will want to lose a few pounds to help improve their physical and mental health. The good news is, with the proper advice, losing weight isn’t all that difficult. People tend to make it more complicated than it has to be. It does, however, require a plan of action and the drive to follow this plan on a daily basis as losing weight will not happen overnight. You also want to find a way to enjoy the process while doing it in order to get long-term results.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be a difficult and time-consuming process. Not even in those senior years where weight is notoriously hard to lose. If you would like to shed some extra pounds for an upcoming holiday, family reunion, or just to fit those favorite pair of jeans again, here are my top 6 tips to help!
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Increasing Your Aerobic Activity
Aerobic activity includes any exercise that will get your heart pumping. Activities like swimming, cycling, jogging, trail walking or rowing are all great forms of aerobic activity. You should aim to achieve a combined total of 150-minutes of aerobic exercise each week. This can be broken down into five 30-minute walks, or five 30-minute swimming sessions each week.To make your workout more enjoyable, take a friend along with you.
For optimal results, aim to exercise at an intensity where you’re only just able to hold a conversation. A good way to determine whether you’re pushing yourself hard enough is to determine whether or not you could sing a song during your session. If the answer is yes, you’re not working hard enough.