Free Exercise Weight Loss Tips

If you are like me, you need free exercise tips of all kinds.  My favorite exercise is jogging (I am 60 years old), but I also lift a few weights, bicycle and love to walk.  No matter what kind of exercise you like, be open minded to other forms of exercise. You may find the new exercise a fun activity, and even if you do not it will help your body and muscles to be well rounded.  

Speaking of well rounded, make sure that you get muscle building as well as aerobic exercise in.  The aerobic exercise burns a lot of calories while you are performing the exercise and the muscle building exercise builds more muscle which burns some calories even when the muscles are not being used.

Take a Load off Your Feet, Pete             
One of my favorite songs is by the Beach Boys:

“Take a load off your feet”

I do them when I'm down in the tub
With avocado cream they'll take a rub
They wrinkle like a-raisins if I stay too long
I wouldn't want to do it wrong

They'll put you in the driver's seat
And to the table when you want to eat
But when you go to sit down in your chair
Something else has got to put you there

Take good care of your feet, Pete
You better watch out what you eat, Pete
Better take care of your life
'Cause nobody else will

They'll twinkle when you fall in love
And put you there when you jump up above
When you're on the spot, get them right under you
One, then the other too

If you want to do the right thing for them
Just take a walk in the grass
But don't you catch yourself fallin'
Or steppin' on a piece of glass
(Ouch glass)
Pete knows all the treacherous blows
The fallen arches and the cramp in the toes
He went to H. E. L. P. and got some sandals new
And dusty old saunas too

Take a load off your feet, Pete
You better watch out what you eat
Better take care of your life
'Cause nobody else will

Do do do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do do do

To lose weight you have to exercise and to exercise you have to take care of your feet which includes losing weight.

Finding the Right Exercise Equipment                    
If you are looking to purchase home exercise equipment, the Federal Trade Commission recommends choosing equipment that will help you to achieve your desired goal. Ask yourself: Do I want to build strength, increase flexibility, improve endurance, or enhance my overall health? Answering these questions will help you make a better selection. Also, be skeptical about outrageous claims. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Hand Weights While Walking
Should One use hand weights while walking? No! The risks outweigh the benefits. It seems like one could get aerobic exercise and muscle building exercise at the same time, but carrying weights will not provide the resistance needed to tone your muscles. It is true that hand weights can be a great part of your fitness routine, but use them separate from your walk. while walking they can increase your blood pressure, place strain on ligaments and tendons and may contribute to joint problems. You will actually be able to walk faster without carrying the weights, therefore getting a better workout. Safer ways to increase intensity include using walking poles or a weighted vest, which can distribute added weight across your body. 

Strength or Endurance
When it comes to exercise weight loss tips, there are two main categories. Exercise to gain muscle which will burn calories all day long, and aerobic exercise which burns a lot of calories in a short period of time. Aerobic exercise early in the day can also get your metabolism to a higher level.

A fit woman boxing for fitness

Set Realistic Fitness Goals                          

Do you try to do too much when you to increase your physical activity? Success often leads to more success, so beware because very high goals often lead to failure which is frustrating. Start out  slow and set realistic goals for yourself. For example, unless you are already very active, don’t set your new goal as 60 minutes of vigorous exercise every day. Instead, consider starting with activities like brisk walking for 10-15 minutes a few days a week. By conquering smaller goals first, you are more likely to continue.

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