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Ideas To Start Your Weight Loss


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Running
If you don’t do any exercise at the moment, a good start would be to go
walking. Going for a daily walk is better than being sat around at home doing nothing, but you should quickly pick it up if you are serious about losing weight, by breaking into running. Obviously, if you feel fit enough to go straight into the running, you’ll be all the netter for it. Running is an ideal exercise as it is a natural movement for the body and there
are very few side effects. Try running distances and timing yourself so that you get a sense of progress and make a note of this progress. You will find it
extremely motivating to keep trying to beat your time, as you get fitter, or
increase the distance of your run.
Start by running or walking once a week, to get into the routine of it. Progress as you feel able to so that you’re not risking burning yourself out but you are challenging yourself. I always go running with my iPod, and
listen to loud, heavy music, that motivates me. If your shoulders start to
ache, it’ll be because your hunching them up as your run, if you loosen them up and roll them backwards, you’ll feel better. If you get a bottle with a handle, if you want to take water with you, I find them more comfortable to hold than the ones with the handles. I often find it fun to run during rush hour as well and on a route with lots of traffic lights. I find it motivating to be chasing the cars that have to stop so often because of the traffic lights and the volume of traffic on the roads. Don’t let rain put you off running, it can be very refreshing to run along with the rain coming down on you, it cools you off as you heat up from the running.

Swimming
Swimming can actually be better for you than running. The main reason being that, as you are in water, there is no impact on the joints that there is with running, you are just pushing yourself through the water and not impacting any surfaces. Again, start small and build up. Aim for doing a certain number of lengths and, as you get fitter, either aim to do the lengths
quicker or do more of them and always have a target in mind for when you reach the target you previously set.
It might be worth getting earplugs, if you are going to start swimming seriously, to reduce the risk of getting an ear infection.
Try going once a week to get your body used to the exercise and then build up as you get fitter, if you throw yourself into it, you may end up injuring or tiring yourself out really quickly and then you will be put off from doing it again. You’ll have to time your swimming sessions to the timetable of the pool that you use, I don’t know about elsewhere, but in the UK, schools and swimming lessons are carried out in the pool at certain times of the day. So, if you turned up to swim at that time, you would be unable to.
If you have never done any swimming before, whatsoever, it may be worth
your while signing up to some beginner swimming lessons. This will take away the risk of not swimming properly when you go and you’ll get some useful tips that you can use in the future. Also, it will give you confidence when you go swimming, that you’re not going to be embarrassed by getting into the pool and not knowing what you are doing, or getting in other peoples’ way.


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