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Be Active If You Want to Lose Extra Weight

One of the issues that most people face is getting rid of extra weight.  It is not easy to lose extra weight but some gradual changes in your life style and eating habits can help you achieve your goals. There are several ways to get rid of extra weight:

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise increases metabolism and therefore helps to burn the calories quickly. Any activity other than sitting in one place the whole day can be considered as an exercise. There are several exercises you could do depending on your mood and preference:

  • Power walking, cycling, running skipping with rope for one hour daily can burn 600-700 calories.
  • Gardening, swimming and step aerobics burn 500-550 calories per hour.
  • Brisk walking, dancing, gardening and normal aerobics are good if you want to burn 250 to 450 calories in an hour.

Don’t expect fast weight loss because studies say that 1 pound of body fat is equal to 3500 calories. This means that in order to lose 1 pound we have to walk for about 12.5 hours.