Not everyone can use weights and run 5 kilometers a day to lose weight. If you’re still struggling with being obese and overweight, then you might find it difficult to perform any intense exercise routines, and your doctor will probably tell you to take it easy at first. Once you get in better shape, you can consider more advanced workouts, but until then the consensus among most experts is to stick to light to moderate exercise.

Body weight exercises are usually a great way to kickstart your fat burning process, since the weight of your body will not be artificially increased. Unless you’re overly obese, you should be able to move your body with relative ease, and that makes it possible to perform some simple but effective exercises that, if done daily, can boost your metabolism and influence your body to begin burning fat at a faster rate.

Push-ups are some of the best when it comes to burning fat. Although they can be difficult at first, push-ups allow your body to use a number of muscles that tax the body greatly, but without putting too much strain on it.

Lunges and squats also work very well. By working out your leg muscles, you essentially take advantage of some of the strongest muscles in your body, and you’ll soon burn a lot of fat without having to waste too much time.

Finally, it’s also worth mentioning exercises like jumping jacks, burpees and crab walk. Depending on your level of fitness, you might want to limit some of the more difficult ones, but even just a few reps can make a pretty big difference.

Downtown's Healthcare in Lowry

For more information regarding an exercise and healthy weight loss program, talk to Downtown’s Healthcare Lowry wellness providers.