New forms of Exercise for Weight Loss

Losing weight has been part of every person’s list of things to conquer these days. Whether the reason of losing weight would be to look good or to live a healthier lifestyle, the ways of losing weight are mainly the same. One of the most efficient ways of losing weight is to do exercises. By exercising, you will shed pounds quickly leaving you relaxed, stress-free and even happier. Studies shows that physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease thus exercise has been the major thing that most people do these days.

During the old days, there are different types of exercises that are quite popular like high impact aerobics, weight training exercises, interval training and more. For several years now, these ways of exercising have been pretty effective to most people. But of course with the emergence of the creativity of people, there are now new forms of exercises to lose weight. Here are a couple of alternative ways of exercise that you might want to try…

  1. Bikram Yoga. Bikram Yoga has been created in the 70’s but has become popular because it is set in a room heated to 105°F with a 40% humidity. Bikram’s classes run exactly 90 minutes depending on how your body can take the heat.
  2. Belly Dancing. Belly dancing is the oldest form of dance but has recently become popular because people now consider it as a form of exercise. Belly dancing is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure with movements emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. It is not just a way to reduce tummy fat but provides for complete workout too as not only it targets the muscles in your abdomen but also the muscles along the shoulders and legs and the core muscles. An hour of belly dancing can burn up to 300 calories.
  3. Pilates. A form of exercise which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. It uses different apparatus like trapeze table, ladder barrel, springs, exercise balls, bands and more for resistance training.
  4. Pole Dancing. Instead of using weights, a step or any other piece of gym equipment, pole dancing is by using pins, climbs and pole-tricks on a vertical bar. This can also be done using a pole-dancing pole. This is actually a skill because by doing this, you incorporate several skills such as gymnastics, acrobatics, dancing, flexibility and strength. It can be a powerful whole body workout as pole-dancing movements includes climbing, spinning, static poses, and more.
  5. Zumba. Zumba is another form of dance workout and it combines moves from different types of dance like salsa, samba, belly dancing and even the modern hip-hop. Zumba helps promotes flexibility and grace and can be a good form of cardio exercise. A 60-minutes Zumba session can help burn up to 500 calories. You can read more on the benefits of Zumba and dancing from this article
  6. Plana Forma. This is a very intense form of exercise as it combines yoga, Pilates and dance in one workout session. It is divided into three sessions: warm-up, barre exercise and floor exercise and is done in succession without taking any break in between sessions targeting one part of the body at a time for each workout. A one-hour Plana Forma workout can help burn up to 600 calories.

With these new forms of exercises, people now find exercising fun and enjoyable. You can no longer say that exercising is boring because of these options. By starting slowly and using the right technique, you may find that one of these new forms of exercise is really an effective way of building strength.




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I need to print this out big and hang in my corkboard so I will be motivated to run everyday. I really need to insert some activity and exercise everyday. Running and walking would be the two best options for me.

The only backside to this activity is the lack of running sidewalk for me to jog everyday. I can walk along the highway but I might be prone to accidents and that I would need the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer to file for compensation and benefit against the driver who might swipe me.

Usually, a Personal Injury Lawyer gives services for people who have been involved in an accident, whether intentional or unintentional. An example is slipping and breaking your hip in a mall because of lack of slippery when wet signs on the floor.

Crunch Time

August has been a bad month for me, fitness-wise (and maybe in other aspects, hehe). I have failed to do most of the things I aimed to do and indulged in soda and fast food.

If I want to get into shape and lose weight enough for it to be noticeable by Christmas, I need to be serious and step up my game. I’ve been reading up on materials about detoxification again and so far here is my plan:

1. Eat oatmeal everyday for one month. I have read testimonies saying the people who ate oatmeal religiously for more than a month lowered their bad cholesterol considerably. I have high cholesterol so this would be a big help.
2. Drink water. I read in a fitness magazine that the amount of your daily water intake should be half of your body weight. So the heavier you are, the more you should drink up.
3. Juice once a day. I have started on this today. I will be juicing once a day – a combination of carrots, apples, spinach and cucumber. I want to add fiber in my diet and this will definitely help.

Bad Two Weeks

It has been a bad two weeks of healthy living, I confess.

The weather did not help. My upcoming gig over the weekend didn’t help, it has even encouraged me to stress eat again. Plus I have been thinking of Title Loans Mesa and health concerns of my parents.

We have also overindulged during the long weekend with family celebrations and get-togethers. Now that it is over, my taste buds still haven’t recovered from all the sweets and soda that I am still craving hard for some Coke and chocolate.

Now I am cranky and feel sluggish. I need to get back on track again. I’m even afraid to get back on the scale. Maybe I can review the Title Loans Mesa requirements one more time and then I will take a long hot bath, meditate and then step on the scale. In that order.