Weight loss programs and diet plans vary in what they can do for you
to an enormous extent. But even the most sound and successful will be
even more so for you if you help them succeed for you by doing a
little exercise. This will help shed those excess pounds.
So supplement your diet plan with these three easy weight loss
exercises just two or three times a day, and greatly speed up your
progress to give you a trimmer, more athletic figure than a diet plan
alone can produce.
Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hands on hips facing the
front. Without moving your hips turn the upper part of your body
slowly to the right. Turn your head as far as it will go to look over
your right shoulder. All the while breathe deeply and steadily through
the nose. Draw your right elbow back and push your left elbow forward
to help. Keep this position for around 30 seconds, increasing
gradually to one minute when you are more used to the exercise.
Then turn to the left and repeat the exercise on that side.
This is an isometric exercise, or rather a set of them. This means you
are tensing a set of muscles against a static object. These exercises
can be performed either standing up or sitting down. Place the palms
of both hands on your forehead and press back, using around 90 per
cent of your strength, and at the same time resist the move with your
head. Breathe in sharply through the nose as you start this exercise,
for up to 2 seconds, and exhale steadily through the nose for about 5
seconds before relaxing.
Then place the palms of your hands over the back of your head and push
forward, resisting the move with your head as before. Inhale as before
for around 2 seconds and then exhale for the remaining 5 seconds. You
can then, optionally, perform two more similar exercises by placing
your left hand against the left side of your head and pressing to the
right, resisting the move with your head, and then pressing with your
right hand against the right side of your head.
The breathing is important so as to gain the most benefit from these
exercises. All this will strengthen your neck muscles and gradually
whittle away any excess flab around that part of your body. You'll
look and feel a whole lot trimmer.
This is the easiest one of all - a really fast weight loss exercise -
and, as in Exercise 2 above, can be done either standing or sitting.
You can have your hands on your hips or hanging loosely at your sides.
Contract and tense your stomach, pulling it in as far as you can.
Pretend you are trying to let your trousers, or skirt, as the case may
be, drop to the floor without actually unzipping in the usual way.
Again, breathe in for about 2 seconds (though you can't breathe in as
much as normal as you are contracting your lower body) and out for
around 5 seconds before relaxing. This exercise will help you get a
firm and flat stomach.
All these exercises are beneficial to your health generally as well as
helping you lose weight and look trimmer. Try them.
And then see which weight loss plan is right for you at