Low Impact Exercise May Help You Lose Weight

Are you more than 50 pounds overweight? Our staff is especially trained to help you safely get your health back with intense exercise. It doesn’t have to be complicated, you just have to be consistent.

Now, you may find some high intensity or quick workouts online but when you first start out it’s important to start slow and safe. You don’t want to rush into a program that will leave you so sore you can barely move or, worse, badly injured. The most effective way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time is circuit training, or HIIT workouts. However, there is a safe way to do this as a beginner.

Before beginning any type of exercise regimen, you should consult your doctor and be sure your body is ready for the new stress it will be under. Once given the green light, you should always start with stretching and fundamental movement patterns. Next, you will want to get some light cardio in to get your heart rate up and your body moving. Walking, riding a bicycle (either outdoors or stationary), or using the elliptical are all great low-impact options. You can work your way up to utilizing weights but it’s best to start with body-weight exercises, such as push-ups, squats, and planks. Once you master that, you can begin adding weights and other exercises to your routine. Circuit training is a great way to incorporate these different exercises while working your way up to a higher intensity workout. Often you will find circuits already set up in a designated area at your local gym, making it that much easier for you to complete!

Remember to eat right and exercise to begin your journey to weight loss.

by Gina Stallone

 

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