Hello and Welcome to Monday! Here is the penultimate part to our series! We hope you will enjoy it!
Tip 1 - Just Dance
Join a dance class. Dancing is a wonderful way to burn off those extra calories. It is true. When you dance you are in fact burning away a lot of calories. The best way to do it is by joining a dance class because they will really work you out. We recommend Liz Eastons Swing Dance class if you want a super fun dance class!
Tip 2 - Cheeky Press ups
Not all press ups are floor based! Whenever you can, lean against a wall with your hands flattened against the wall and in such a way that your face is very close to the wall. Then use you hands to push your body away from the wall. Do this as many times a day as you like!
Tip 3 - Swimming
When lockdown ends, the pools will open! So if you a keen swimmer, its time to head down to your local pool go for swims as often as you can, swimming is one of the best exercises. Water has a lot of advantages as you pushing again resistance without lifting weights . And if nothing else, a cool dip in a pool is a wonderful stress reliever.
Tip 4 - Play a Game
Try playing something like table tennis or basket ball. Games are a fun way to lose weight. It is much more exciting to play a game than just work out by yourself. The best thing about games is that they are addictive. Once you start playing you will soon end up with a friends’ circle and then the playing goes on without even you knowing it. It is something that you can look forward to and there is no stress involved in this program. In fact the more you play the less you will consider this to be a part of your weight loss program. As you burn away those calories, you will also be able to expand your social circle.
Tip 5 - Warm up!
Any work out should start with a 5 to 10 minute warm up and should end with a 5 to 10 minute cool down session. Whatever physical exercise you are involved in, you must remember to warm up before the exercise really starts. Do not just plunge into the water and start thrashing about, to put it figuratively.
Your body needs to reach a certain level of readiness before it can actually start responding to exercise. And this readiness is achieved by the warming up process.
Tip 6 - Dont be a slave to your phone
Do not carry your mobile phone around but leave it a place where you can hear it ringing. In this way you make sure that you at least get up and walk towards it. This might sound daft but I really mean it. You need a reason to keep yourself going.
Life today has become so easy that we have every thing at our fingertips. All we have to do is push a button here and push a button there. The only things that get any exercise at all are our fingers.
What I would suggest is that at home or in your office, leave the phone lying about so that you can hear it ring, but can’t just reach into your pocket and answer it. See to it that you have to actually stand up and walk a few steps before you can pick it up.
Tip 7 - Keep moving evening when you are standing still
If you must take the lift instead of the stair instead of just standing there and staring at the numbers going up or down, try raising your self onto your toes and then back on your feet again. Do this several times. Also try flexing your glute muscles as well.
In fact there are many muscles in our body that we can twitch and flex without inviting the attention of others. Even if others do notice you, its no big deal provided you are flexing a muscle in a decent part of the body.
Tip 8 - Mindset Matters
It can be difficult to stay motivated when you’re making changes with your diet and exercise. How you talk to yourself matters. According to a 2012 study, people who use the phrase “I don’t” instead of “I can’t” feel more empowered in their choices. For example, instead of saying “I can’t skip tonights class,” try “I don’t skip classes.” Or instead of saying “I’m too lazy to cook a healthy dinner,” try “I don’t order takeout on weeknights.” Focusing on your goals rather than on restrictions can make all the difference when it comes to motivation.
Tip 9 - Eat protein for breakfast
Eating a nutritious breakfast can help you start your day on the right track — and prevent that dreaded midmorning energy crash where you attack the box of doughnuts in the office break room in desperation. Protein is a good choice for mornings because it helps you feel full and may boost your metabolism. (Plus, you get it out of the way and don’t have to think about eating protein for dinner!) Load up on protein-rich foods, like eggs or tofu, first thing in the morning to start your day off right.
Tip 10 - Trust your gut
Probiotics are good bacteria, found in fermented foods, that target your digestive system. That’s right: We’re talking about your gut. Consuming more probiotics may limit the number of calories you absorb from food and therefore decrease your weight.
The research on whether probiotics help you lose weight is inconclusive, and further study is needed. but in the meantime, you may want to add probiotic supplements or probiotic foods to your diet and see how you feel. Try kefir, tempeh, sauerkraut, kombucha, or yogurt.
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