Want to lose weight? Try these simple workouts

Updated: Oct 04, 2012, 18:53 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

The easiest way to lose weight is by doing a little bit of physical work. Regular exercise not only helps lose weight but also makes you fit and healthy. Weight loss exercises include aerobics, walking or jogging.

- Walking is the best way to lose weight as it improves body metabolism and blood circulation. A brisk walk in a park can help lower the bad cholesterol, blood pressure and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

-Join aerobic classes as they are very effective in burning a large amount of total energy in a single session. Regular aerobic exercise combined with a healthy diet can help you keep away from the excess weight.

-Include anaerobic exercise like sprinting or weight training. The high intensity muscular activity that lasts for a short period of time helps maintain lean muscle mass. More lean muscle mass means higher metabolism, which eventually burns more calories in the body and helps maintain a healthy weight.

-You can also opt for exercising equipments like walkers and joggers. They provide more precise statistics and your weight chart in standard basis.

- Cycling or swimming is quite favorable in losing weight. When regularly done it helps burn those extra fats.

-Doing household chores like dusting or washing is a great way to burn those extra fats. Bending and cleaning the floor or washing clothes help tone thighs and improve flexibility, whereas constantly running up and down the stairs is a good aerobic workout.