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Ten Best Tips To Lose Your Weight Naturally

Ten Best Tips To Lose Your Weight Naturally

Obesity has transformed itself into one of the most alarming social issues. With it prevalence over 35.7 percent amongst adults, obesity is soaring up high on a petrifying rate. Obesity is when a person accumulates excessive body fat.

But why is obesity so ubiquitous currently? The obvious answer is food. Eating is a trend these days. Statistics prove that despite vain efforts put in to spread awareness amongst the public about eating healthy, people choose to overeat. Consumption of calories has increased drastically throughout the year.

Not only are people eating more, but they are also becoming lazier. Lifestyles have been changed. With the arrival of technology, our action shows an inclination towards a sedentary lifestyle. Physical activity has been minimized, consequently people do not burn calories.

Daily schedules are disturbed. People do not get the required amount of sleep science suggests. Medicines in the market further encourage obesity as suggested in an article of Annals of Pharmacotherapy. The ultimate result is that obesity is carried in your genes.

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A contemporary issue of obesity enkindles trepidation in our hearts. This problem must be addressed with immediate effect to prevent the situation where such a disease becomes indissoluble. Authorities have taken measures to overcome the undesired situation; however, there is something we can do to redress the current circumstances.

If you are unfortunately a victim of obesity, below are some natural weight loss tips which will resolve your issue:

Exercise

An obvious remedy to obesity is a daily workout. Not everyone can accommodate long workouts in their busy schedules, but it is still possible to activate yourself in such manner to burn as much as calories you can. There are numbers of short workouts available that will help you lose weight. Below are some:

  • Few sets of squats
  • Run for fifteen minutes
  • Jogging in a park
  • Skipping
  • Swimming

There are several applications available that will help you to maintain a healthy life.

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Sleep

Sleep is a significant component of your life. Science suggests that a person should get around 7-9 hours of sleep to maintain a healthy body and a sound mind. Metabolism is disturbed if you do not get an adequate amount of sleep. For an efficient functioning of the body, you need to keep your sleep cycle in order.

Drink Water

Drinking water can help you lose your weight. Drinking the required amount of water will help you in burning calories. An advantage of substituting water as your favorite drink is that you avoid the beverages that are high in calories.

Leave Carbonated Beverages

Fizzy drinks are no doubt irresistible but lead to an increment in body weight. Not only do they increase the weight, but they also affect your health negatively in numerous ways. You can rather drink natural juices which will help you stay fit and healthy.

Fast Intermittently

You can lose weight and improve your health with intermittent fasting. It is a term for an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. The focus is basically on the timing of your intake.

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Eat What Is Right

Obviously eating the right food will help you maintain a body that everyone wants. An improper diet leads to obesity. Here are some natural remedies listed which will assist you to lose weight:

  • Chia seeds
  • Lean meat
  • Cayenne pepper

These food items will work as a mechanism making your body function in such manners that it will help you overcome the problem of obesity.

Eat Low-Calorie Items

You can eliminate a large amount of unhealthy fat and sugar by eating what is favourable to you. Avoid processed foods that are high in sugar and calories. Limit your intake of sugar and focus on eating healthy foods like yoghurt, nuts, etc.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are collectively rich in Fiber, Proteins, Vitamins and Carbonates. Appetite dominant with fresh fruit and vegetables will help you in keeping yourself healthy.

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Drink Fat Burning Beverages

Countless beverages will make you lose weight. Here is a short list:

  • Green Tea
  • Herbal Tea
  • Ginger Tea
  • Cinnamon Tea
  • Rose Petal Water
  • Fruit Juices

Organize

Planning is an essential part of everything. It is not easy to keep a healthy diet when you are a part of a busy routine, but you will have to plan an organized routine and keep a check on the intake of balanced meals. Scheduling all your activities is essential.

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Last Updated on May 22, 2019

10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

1. Cat Camel Stretch

Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

Here’s a video to guide you through:

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2. Go for a Walk or a Run

This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

3. Jumping Jacks

Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

4. Abductor Side Lifts

Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

5. Balancing Table Pose

This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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    6. Leg Squats

    Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

    Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

    The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

    7. Push Ups

    You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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    An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

    Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

    This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

    8. Bicycle Crunches

    There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

    Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

    9. Lunges

    Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

    Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

    This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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    10. Bicep Curls

    You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

    Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

    Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

    Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

    Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

    These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

    You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

    Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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