What Exercises Can I Do If I Can’t Get To A Gym?

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The 3 Week Diet
The 3 Week Diet

If you need to know how to lose weight than you need to be aware that any good weight loss program should provide a calorie controlled plan to enable you to lose weight so it is not essential for you to embark on an intensive exercise program.

However, we should all recognise that if you need to know how to lose weight then the  benefits to your body of regular physical activity are  well documented  and we should and agree  before we do anything else that it can be beneficial to your health in the following ways;

  • Burns up  metabolism  and  dramatically increases  your  energy 
  • Strengthens the heart,  dramatically reduces the chances of heart disease, keeps blood  high blood pressure within healthy limits, helps to lower cholesterol and improves circulation
  •  enhances bone strength and lung function
  • Helps to prevent type 2 diabetes
  • Increases your mental alertness, your self-esteem and general well being
  • Reduces feelings of stress, tension, anxiety, anger or depression
  • Assists in getting off a weight loss plateau

In the UK, it is recommended that you engage in at least 30-60 minutes of physical activity per day for general health and weight management. The National Guidelines for Physical Activity in Ireland suggest that adults aged 18-64 need at least 30 minutes of moderate activity per day, five days per week.Why not try some of these tips for increasing your physical activity?

  • Park the car further away from you destination and walk the rest of the way
  • Get an exercise buddy so you can both encourage each other
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator
  • Go for a walk during your lunch break
  • Go to the park and play with your kids after school
  • Take up a social sport like tennis or football with friends and family
  • Wear a pedometer and increase the number of steps you take do each day
  • Check out the range of fitness equipment and accessories available in sporting outlets which could make it easier for you to measure small increases in your physical activity each week

Remember a rise in activity of only 10% could have a dramatic impact on your ability to know how to lose weight

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