Top 6 Weight Loss Exercises to Do at Home


The hectic office routine has taken a toll on everyone’s body. So much so that people do not even get time to hit the gym. The increasing body weight is the outcome of this time-crunched lifestyle. But, blaming this work pattern for not working out is not the solution. You do not need a trainer or professional equipment to lose that bulge. You can always burn calories at the comfort of your home. So, take a look at a few exercises which you can easily do at home and say goodbye to that extra flab.
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Jumping jack

Jumping jack is something nearly everyone must have done at school during their PT classes. For this, what you need to do is just stand erect with your arms spread out on either side. Then jump while spreading your legs outwards and clapping your hands above your head. And, then land on the ground with legs wide open and hands joined over your head. Jump again to return back to the normal position. This warm up exercise actually improves your heart’s health and helps you to burn a lot of calories. Through this workout, you can burn at least 100 calories in 10 minutes.
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Skipping

If you have not picked up a skipping rope since childhood, it is time to 'skip' down the memory lane once again. So, whether with a skipping rope or without it, this exercise has lot many health benefits to offer. It helps you to lose up to 450 calories in around 30 minutes. It improves blood flow, thereby keeping your heart healthy. Moreover, it boosts the density of bones, keeping osteoporosis at bay. But make sure that you do not skip in a room crammed with furniture, or else you will end up hurting yourself.

Spot jogging

Well if you think jogging in a park will do you more good (other than breathing fresh air), you are mistaken then. There is actually no difference between the two, as your muscles perform the same function and you burn equal amount of calories too. So, just put on a pair of shoes and start jogging at any spot you are comfortable in. Make sure you increase your speed at regular intervals, and hold on to something to give yourself some support. Besides buring your fat, this exercise tones your thighs, hips and calf muscles, leaving you with a slimmer body frame.  

Weightlifting

Well, fret not! You do not have to invest in dumbbells for weightlifting. All you need to do is fill a half litre bottle with sand or water, and use it in place of the dumbbells. You can increase the weight with time, but start off with something light. Lifting weight rigorously for an hour (without any break) can burn up to 400 calories. It helps in losing those love handles as well. Moreover, you can also flaunt your toned arms in a sleeveless t-shirt too.  

Squats

This is one exercise that should be a part of everyone's daily routine. It is simple to perform squats and requires no gym equipment. For this, just stand erect with your feet slightly apart and your arms raised to your shoulder level. Then bend your knees forward (in a chair position) and get up without any support. Repeat it at least 3-5 times. If you find this exercise straining, you can use a chair for a few days. After a while, shift to the actual method. Besides burning fat, this workout helps in boosting your stamina (in case you are an athlete), and clears bowel movements as well. Also, it tones your buttocks, abs and legs.

Dancing

Dancing will not only help you burn calories, but will cheer you up as well. This mood boosting exercise increases your heart rate and helps you to build lean muscle mass. A 10-minute intense dancing session can help you to burn around 65 calories. Well, you do not have to learn any specific dance to lose weight. Just play some peppy number and get started!
Most people avoid going to a gym during monsoons and then blame the rains for not exercising. If you are one of them, just pay attention to our suggestions and start exercising at home!

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