Exercise as defined by the dictionary can be any physical activity that helps to keep an individual healthy, fit and active. The importance of exercise lies in the fact that it promotes good health and mental well- being. There is an expression in English that states “use it or lose it”, which is the basic mantra of exercise. We need to make sure that we are using our body parts which can be done only in the form of regular exercise. Our body is just like machine whose parts will get jammed if they are not brought into regular use. Exercise makes sure that the parts of the body are not jammed. It has a major role to play in the mental health of an individual. Regular exercise ensures that one has a healthy mind and healthy body. The chances of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol are reduced to a great extent. An individual who begins the day with the exercise tends keep active and fresh the whole day.
Exercise and Weight Loss
The fast foods making ways to our kitchen, corporate culture giving way to sitting the whole day in office, the problem of obesity has been on a rise. With no time to spare for one’s own self in this busy world, people hardly have time to keep a check on their weight issues. The name of going to gym or for a morning walk or exercise scares them. Frankly speaking it is not a rocket size to lose weight. The regular use of muscles and different body parts in the form of exercise helps to burn the excess deposited fat. The clear indication that fats and calories are being used is the sweat which appears while doing the exercise. Here is a list of few simple exercises which one can do easily with the visible results in few days.
Brisk walking or jogging
This is the most simple and effective way to lose weight. One needs to do a brisk walk for almost 30 minutes daily. This helps to burn the calories and extra fat which is accumulated in the body. This sort of walking helps to keep the thighs toned.
Remember the time when you were a kid and used to have cycle races with your friends. Cycling is undoubtedly one of the best exercises to get a flat belly and toned thighs. A 20-30 minute daily cycling can show wonders within few weeks. One can burn almost 100-500 calories per hour.
Skipping a rope is the best way to bring all the body muscles in use at a particular time. This is the best exercise as it involves the use of arms and legs both.
Rocket jump is a part of cardio exercises, which are amongst the best exercise for weight loss. For this, one needs to stand with the feet apart, legs that bent in the forward direction. The hands are to be kept on the thighs. Now jump with your hands above your hand and stretching whole of your body. Be cautious that you do not hurry up while landing. Do 2 sets with 15-24 repetition.
To do a star jump, one needs to stand tall with the arms on the side and knees bent slightly in the forward direction. Now jump up, opening your arms and legs in the form of star. Be cautious while landing. The spinal cord has to be kept straight while performing the exercise. One needs to do 2 sets of star jumps with at least 15-20 repeats.
Most of the obese people have two problem areas. The first one being the bulging stomach and the second is the thighs. Squats are the best way to get those toned and perfect thighs. One needs to stand with the feet shoulder width apart. Hands should be stretched in a way that they provide proper balance. Slowly start lowering yourself in a way that your thighs are in parallel with the floor and knees at a ninety degree angle. Knees should not extend over the toes. One needs to do 2 sets of squats with at least 15-20 repeats.
Lunges are another exercise to lose weight from. You need to stand with your feet hips apart. One needs to take a big step ahead with the right foot and then bent the right knee in a way it is at ninety degree to the floor. The thighs should be parallel to the floor. Repeat this with the left leg.
With these simple exercises you could get yourself into the perfect shape one always desires for.