By Rinku Agarwal Last Updated:
On one hand, there are people who are really enthusiastic when it comes to fitness and have the time to hit the gym and exercise daily to get a toned and fit body. While on the other, there are some who either do not have the time or are too lazy or find gyms boring.
However, if you wish to have a toned body, it is not always important to have a gym on your 'to-do' list. There are many interesting and exciting ways that can help you lose weight and stay in shape as well. Read on to know how.
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If you want to have a toned body and lose weight as well, then there is no better option than cycling. It helps to burn calories, and tones the quads, legs and gluteal muscles. It is good for the health of the heart, and it also increases stamina. So, why not bike your way to the office or to meet your date? Did we mention, the amount of good, cycling will do for the environment?
Add a sport to your daily routine (or mix a few). Say, anything from a simple game of badminton to cricket can do well for your body. Sports can help you work your way through the excess flab that refuses to go away and can help you stay active as well. If you want to get adventurous, then go for something like football or volleyball. And if you want to make it fun, then go out bowling or play frisbee with your better half. Sounds fun and that too without going to a gym, right?
Apart from having a hygienic environment, cleaning the house and doing the household chores would also help you to lose those extra calories and burn fat. This is a great idea for those housewives who hardly get time to hit a gym (or are closeted cleanliness freaks). Just get that mop out and start sweeping the floor, and follow this by doing the dishes and the laundry. It will surely help you in the desired manner.
Yes, we mean it literally! Lovemaking is a fun and exciting way to shed some calories and work your muscles. It is an extremely 'weight loss-friendly' exercise that can help you burn around 55 calories in a 30-minute session. Well, we would still say, do not rely on this one alone, but add it to your fitness regime when you are in mood to workout with your better half by your side.
One of the best ways to exercise the entire body and to lose weight at the same time, is to get in the water. Yes, we are talking about swimming! It also helps to increase your endurance and stamina. This is a perfect workout for your arms, legs and the core, without leaving any pressure on the joints as well. And, can be done even if there is a little stiffness in the body. What's more? In the warm months, it will also help you cool down!
All you need to do is, learn the basics from a yoga instructor or a video from the Internet and then, follow the routine in the comfort of your home. This is one of the most efficient ways to slim down and lose weight without hitting the gym. It can also include stretching and meditation for more benefits. And, believe us when we say, yoga will help you to calm down your mind and body effectively!
Looking for a fun way to slim down and burn that excess fat? Then, dancing is an ideal way to do it! Zumba, belly dancing and pole dancing are some of the latest styles of dancing that you can join to achieve your fitness goals. Dancing helps in toning the complete body. You can follow a high-energy dance routine in the privacy of your home as well.
This is a classic that just cannot be missed out on from such a list. Not only does walking in a park brings you closer to nature, but also helps in losing weight. About 30 minutes of walk every day is recommended for slimming down and maintaining the weight. You can also try your hands on power walking once you get the hang of it, and slowly aim towards jogging.
So, there is no place for excuses now. Use these workout ideas to slim down without hitting a gym!