Lose Weight without Dieting: 8 effective exercises which will help you lose weight
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Wanting that perfect figure to fit in all the clothes you ever wanted to but without dieting? The only best solution to your problem is working out.

 

Weight loss can be a strenuous journey but once you’re there, you feel on top of the clouds. However, dieting is important for weight loss but if you’re someone who cannot diet, here are some exercises for you. Doing the right exercises with the right posture helps you lose weight in a more efficient way. If you go to work and do not find the time to go to the gym, practice these exercises at home daily. Keeping your body physically active will not only help you lose weight but also keep you fresh throughout the day.
 
Here are 8 simple exercises to help you lose weight and get that body you always dreamt of.
 
Planks
 
Doing planks helps to lose belly fat and tones your arms and abs. Keep on increasing your plank count everyday to see better results.
 
 
Instructions:
 
• Get down on the floor on your hands and toes of your feet.
• Keep your body in a straight line and hands below your shoulders.
• Keep your belly portion tight and sucked in.
• Stay in position for about 40-60 seconds.
 
Lunges
 
There are many types of lunges but the simple form of lunge can help you burn fat and tones your thigh muscles. It tightens the lower part of your body.
 
 
Instructions:
 
• Stand tall with your hands on your hips or you can use weights.
• Take a step forward with your right leg, keeping your spine tall.
• Lower your body until you see a 90 degree angle between your front leg and back leg.
• Repeat the same with your left leg.
• Do 3 sets of 10 each.
 
Squats
 
When your body is carrying extra fat, squats can help to reduce weight by making your butt and thighs more toned and comparatively smaller.
 
 
Instructions:
 
• Stand with hip-width apart and hands straighten in front of you.
• You can also carry weights.
• Begin by lowering your legs and raising your arms in front of you.
• Make sure to keep your back straight and knees in line with your toes the entire time.
• Do 3 sets of 15 reps.
 
Boat Pose
 
This pose helps to lose extra fat from the waist area and strengthens your thighs and buttocks.
 
 
Instructions:
 
• Sit down with your legs on the floor, knees bent and hands beneath your knees.
• Keep your back straight and shoulders firm.
• Raise your legs until they are parallel to the floor.
• Keep straightening your legs and stretch your arms forward.
• Do this for 15 seconds for 5 times at least.

 

Walking
 
Walking is the best exercise if you are looking forward to burn those extra calories. Avoid taking transport when you can walk. It is the easiest weight loss exercise. Walking 30 minutes every day helps you in losing 150 calories. Keep on increasing the frequency and duration of your walk for better results. Mornings are the best time to take a walk. Not only does it make you fresh but also gives you inner peace.
 
Skipping
 
Skipping a rope can burn about 300-450 calories in 45 minutes depending on your weight and ability. If you do not have a rope or find it difficult to use a rope, just jump up and down and keep moving your hands as if you are holding a rope. Do this every alternate day.
 
 
Jumping Jacks
 
Jumping jacks are one of the most efficient ways of losing weight. They help to incinerate fat from your body and keep the body in shape.
 
 
Instructions:
 
• Stand with your feet together, spine tall and abs tight.
• Now jump and open your feet wide.
• While you jump, lift your arms above your head.
• Jump again and come back to the same position.
• Do 3 sets of 20 jumps each.
 
Cycling
 
Cycling is a fun activity which helps you burn calories and tones up your legs and waist. It is also a great way to travel. A 30 minute ride helps you to lose 250-500 calories depending upon your speed and body. You can always plan a fun-filled activity like cycling with your friends. It not only helps you lose weight but also promotes growth of height.

 
 


 
 


 
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