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6 Best Exercises for Successful and Lasting Weight Loss

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Aug 31, 2011
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  • Running is touted the best exercise to lose weight.
  • Bicycling offers a total body workout to help you slim down.
  • The elliptical trainer has an impact on both the upper and lower body.
  • It is important that you are consistent in doing exercises to see result.

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What could be the perfect exercise for weight loss? After all that you have already tried, it is disheartening to see how you have faltered. Find out what could be the best exercise for you to lose weight now.

 

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Running

Running is touted the best exercise to lose weight. Whether you are running on a treadmill or outside, make sure that you do it regularly. Many people prefer running in the evening and some love to run early in the morning. Running works multiple muscle groups to help you shed the pounds. When trying to lose weight with running, make sure that you introduce certain resistance stages such as running uphill. Also, do your knees a favour and get a pair of running shoes. A knee injury is the last thing that you want to happen. You stand to burn approximately 100 calories for every mile than you run and believe us when we tell you that running is addictive and you will get hooked!

 

Bicycling

Bicycling is one the best exercises to lose weight as it offer a total body workout. However, beneficial results are noticed only when one increases the amount of time spent on the bicycle and the level of resistance.

 

Swimming

Enough cannot be said about the benefits of swimming when undertaken to lose weight. Swimming affects and exercises all the parts of the body and the water works as a natural resistance increasing the number of calories burnt.

 

Jumping Rope

Jumping rope can be easily done within the confines of your home. It is estimated that 10 minutes of jumping rope burns more calories than running a mile within eight minutes.

 

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Elliptical Trainer

The elliptical trainer has an impact on both the upper and lower body. The elliptical trainer also burns more calories than a treadmill within the same timeframe and it is easier on the joints and feet.

 

Step Aerobics

Step aerobics primarily focuses on the lower body including the hips, gluteus muscles and calves. It is considered as one of the most intense exercises for weight loss. It works on the principle of the height of the step and on the speed of exercise.

 

The only way exercises will work for you in losing weight is if you do them religiously. Remember that you will have to push yourself. Do not slacken the pace or else all the pervious effort put in, will go to waste.

 

 

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    • tushar kadwe20 May 2013
      sir,my weight is 95 kg, and my height is 5ft9inch,so i want to lose my weight.so,what I will do?
    • Nidhi Semwal26 Apr 2013
      Hi, I believe the best exercises to lose weight are high intensity leg exercises, because your legs comprise the largest volume of muscle in your body and can create powerful hormonal changes. The exercises mentioned here for weight-loss are the effective ones as I have tried these for myself.
    • tehsin khan18 Mar 2013
      i wnt 2 lose my weight
    • mohana15 Feb 2013
      Well-written article.. what foods should I eat to build my stamina?
    • Srinivas22 Nov 2012
      my name is srinivas My daughter Preeti now she is in 5th std but her weight is 38 kg & she is 1 year s old. Mainly she has a morning school from 7 to 1 pm so please give me some advice how reduce her weight.
    • manisha01 Oct 2012
      thanks you sanjay for your help...i start doing that....
    • R.M.Sharma01 Oct 2012
      thanks a lot sanjay....good ..please help other peoples also...your advice and food tips really great sanjay...
    • R.m.sharma01 Oct 2012
      Thanks sanjay...good tips and advice on food...thank you sanjay...Kindly help other peoples also.ill Recommend sanjay only...
    • Akshay15 Sep 2012
      Jumping rope has always been exciting for me! :D I am going to try doing the rest of the exercises from today.
    • ashwini05 Sep 2012
      jumping rope is good but how many days v hav 2 do tihs
    • ashwini05 Sep 2012
      jumping rope is good but how many days v hav 2 do tihs
    • SATHISH05 Sep 2012
      TIPS TO REDUCE UR WEIGHT HAVE LEMON & HONEY WIT HOT WATER IN THE EAARLY MORNING REGULARLY...AND DO ANY PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES U KNOW LIKE WALKIN,YOGA ETC FOR JUST 30MINS REGULARLY I FEEL YOGA IS BEST TO REDUCE WEIGHT DONT EAT FRIED,FAST FOOD HAVE LOT OF WATER AND GO FOR THE VEGETABLE THAN NON VEG TRY TO EAT LITTLE AMT OF FOOD FOR DINNER COMPARING YOUR LLUNCD AND BREAKFAST(10 IDLIES IN THE MORNINNG..AT DINNER 5 IDLIES)
    • akhil sachdeva29 Jun 2012
      hey.. iam doing gym n i am picking mre weight n my height is 5''10-5''11 n weight is 95-105 kg n how shud lose my waist
    • akhil sachdeva29 Jun 2012
      hey.. iam doing gym n i am picking mre weight n my height is 5''10-5''11 n weight is 95-105 kg n how shud lose my waist
    • keshavgoud28 Jun 2012
      i am 21 years old my weight is 78kgs and 5.8 height.how can i reduce my weight.can u plz tell me solution for my problem........
    • rachit17 Jun 2012
      i m 12 years old n my hieght is 5.9 n my wieght is 47 .how i can lose my wieght please tell me on my id tiwarirachit.15@gmail.com
    • manav23 May 2012
      best article on weight loss exercises.
    • Aiyur14 May 2012
      Aerobics, diet, jogging, natural ways and most important Yoga is also considered best ways to lose weight. Exercises are important because by following them your body is always in action and motion.
    • luci26 Apr 2012
      This site is really heIpful if you are tired of being obese and want to feel better and younger safely. These exercise are safe and simple!
    • vidiya25 Apr 2012
      These exercises is helpful to lose weight faslty and easily. Aerobics is probably one of the most common aerobic workouts that a woman can do for reduce her weight.
    • Vidiya sharma25 Apr 2012
      This is the good exercise for weight loss and really helpful to reduce weight loss. Also aerobics is probably one of the most common aerobic workouts that a woman can do and reduce her weight fastly.
    • mahwish wasi13 Apr 2012
      hello... i m 15 yrs old girl my heights is 5.6 and my weight 56 how can reduce in 7 days 10 days bcoz i will give you bcoz i hv to go marriage plz slove my prob plzzzzzz
    • mahwish wasi13 Apr 2012
      hello... i m 15 yrs old girl my heights is 5.6 and my weight 56 how can reduce in 7 days 10 days bcoz i will give you bcoz i hv to go marriage plz slove my prob plzzzzzz
    • mahwish wasi13 Apr 2012
      hello... i m 15 yrs old girl my heights is 5.6 and my weight 56 how can reduce in 7 days 10 days bcoz i will give you bcoz i hv to go marriage plz slove my prob plzzzzzz
    • syeda razia23 Mar 2012
      i m syeda razia and i m female 25 years old my height 5.5 and i have 2 babies in surgery. i am to faty and my wait is 94 kg how i can reducs my waith regreds syeda razia
    • syeda razia23 Mar 2012
      i m syeda razia and i m female 25 years old my height 5.5 and i have 2 babies in surgery. i am to faty and my wait is 94 kg how i can reducs my waith regreds syeda razia
    • syeda razia23 Mar 2012
      i m syeda razia and i m female 25 years old my height 5.5 and i have 2 babies in surgery. i am to faty and my wait is 94 kg how i can reducs my waith regreds syeda razia
    • Ramesh05 Mar 2012
      Running is the best optn if it is regular....
    • aravind05 Mar 2012
      tanks to ur now am going follow
    • ruby29 Jan 2012
      jumping on the temo is very good
    • gautam26 Jan 2012
      thanks for ur tips
    • Fatty Queen Injured03 Jan 2012
      I met an accident 3 months ago and I had legament injury, which is recoverig nicely, and as I am also very fat so I am having problems in recovering the injury........ I wan to lose weight...... Can I jump ropes in this condition....... Is it allowable........ help someone......... regards, fatty queen injured
    • naomi198923 Dec 2011
      I also think jumping rope is the best option....
    • roshni28 Nov 2011
      i hear that step running is problem for knee
    • Raghav24 Nov 2011
      i think jumping rope is a good option. thanks for the advise
    • saroj19 Aug 2011
      thank u 4 ur advices .....................
    • devendra s28 Jul 2011
      good article. especialy jumping rope. i will follow these tip.