What exercises help you to lose weight?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@hopefloats:  I like running for weight loss. It’s the most easy, straighforward exercise I can get lol. I don’t NEED a gym but I can do it in the gym if I’d like…you don’t need equipment or coordination or counting reps…

I guess I’m just lazy lol!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

One of the easiest things one can do to lose weight is walk. If you can walk for a half hour or more everyday — around your neighborhood or around the park will do — you can lose weight comfortably and at a good pace. 

 

If you can’t or don’t feel like walking outside, you can use YouTube to watch “walking workouts”. These workouts are great, they really get you sweating, but they are also easy on your body. The workouts can be equal to one, two, even three to five miles. I suggest Jane Fonda’s walking workouts, as well as Leslie Sansone’s workouts. The BeFit channel is a great place to start. 

 

Google “Walking to lose weight” to get more information on how much weight one can lose by walking, and it’s other benefits. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Rhopalocera:  +A million! Walking is generally considered to be the healthiest exercise a body can get!

That being said, I run for weight loss. My lowest weight ever was 122lbs (I’m 5’7″), and I did it while training for a half marathon!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@hopefloats:  Heavy lifting. Seriously. Squats, deadlifts, presses, etc. Your metabolism will thank you, plus you’ll be able to pick up heavy things at home and at the store, and that will make you happy.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I belly dance! That’s always been my go – to when I want to drop some pounds. That’s my cardio, and I’ve now started to lift and weight train as well for an added boost.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Running!!!! it works the best for me!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Whichever one you’re going to do.  Seriously.  If you hate an exercise you’re not going to do it.  Find something you love. 

I hate to run, I like the feeling when I’m done and I look forward to doing it, but I hate every step while I’m doing it.  I love to swim, spin, walk at an incline (on a treadmill).  I row and stairmill less frequently.  

Lifting weights will absolutely change your body.  I am a firm believer that everyone should add weights into their workout.  And not light weights, there’s no point in lifting something lighter than your purse.  Heavy weights.  It won’t make you bulky without a special diet and usually supplements.  It will tighten your body up, and even at the same weight you’ll wear a smaller size.  It also jacks up your metabolism, so even after you’re done your workout you’re burning extra calories that you wouldn’t have burned if you hadn’t lifted.  Cardio alone won’t do that. 

I am not a group exerciser.  But a lot of people love the energy of a class and feed off it.  

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Dancing because I actually like doing it, so it doesn’t feel like a workout to me.  I think they key is finding something that you like to do, that way you’ll be more inclined to keep up with it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@sunflower22:  This! To the umpteenth degree. I’m slimmer than I ever thought I could be after just under a year of progressive strengthe training.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Cardio.  I do running, elliptical, stairmaster, or walk/run on high inclines on the treadmill.  All gym activities.  Outside I like running or hiking if I can (good incline/altitutde gain needed though).  On things like the elliptical or stairmaster you need to pay attention to the resistance.  You can start out on level 1 but should be increasing as time goes on.  I do 30 min on anywhere from level 8-10 normally and find that to be pretty good.  I also prefer machines that have programs, as I like to do the variety ones.  I set the level at 8-10 and then it will go back and for from the easy to harder settings.

You would need to throw in some weights and other activites in there alongside it IMO, at least a couple days a week on top of cardio.  Some people like more weight-lifting focused things but I prefer cardio over lifting (I just enjoy it more).  But you do need some of that stuff every few days.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@hopefloats:  Jumping rope is great, fun cardio! Bicycle Ab excercises, leg raises, lunges, squats and push ups. Incorporate weights into each one, whether single dumbbell weights and/or ankle weights. These excercise a don’t require a gym, so it’s harder to make excuses. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@sostobe:  +100000…. Even at your ideal weight, you can be “skinny fat”… The result of little to no strength training. Help mold your body into something *more* beautiful then if you’re just  do cardio to burn calories. 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

A mix of cardio and weight lifting! It’s done wonders for me. I used to only run but once I started lifting weights I’ve noticed my body changing and becoming leaner. I love it!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Elliptical or running on the treadmill for me.

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