Starting exercising on a regular basis is a difficult task for people who haven’t been very much into it before. Finding enough time, picking the right exercise program, getting required clothes and shoes are already big challenges. But it may get even harder if one is overweight or obese. At the same time, exercising is of great benefit and importance for those who belong to this group.
Starting exercising on a regular basis is a difficult task for people who haven’t been very much into it before. Finding enough time, picking the right exercise program, getting required clothes and shoes are already big challenges. But it may get even harder if one is overweight or obese. At the same time, exercising is of great benefit and importance for those who belong to this group.So how does one get into productive workout routine? According to statistics, around 1.2 billion of people worldwide are overweight, with approximately 300 million being obese. Along with that, scientists point out decrease in amount of physical activity a person should get daily in order to maintain good shape. Sedentary lifestyle many people in the US lead leaves little or no room for keeping some kind of physical activity on a regular basis. And, as the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services states, lowers the risk of getting diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis, high blood pressure etc. However, overweight and obese sports beginners may face a number of obstacles here. It may be extremely hard for them to put together a decent training program themselves, gyms in their neighborhood may not provide equipment and specialists they need, and many easy programs may turn out to be too unsuitable for them if not adapted properly to their needs. So here are a few ways to get down to regular physical activity.
WalkingThough it may seem either too obvious or ineffective, walking is exactly what may become a very good start for an overweight beginner. It doesn’t require any specific environment or equipment (except for good shoes) and is an easily regulated activity regarding its intensity level. Moreover, it is highly unlikely to do any harm to a person in case of one overdoes a little. A great lower body training, walking can be done even for 15 minutes per day at the very beginning, smoothly being prolonged to an intensive 30-minute walking workout.
Group ExercisingThis kind of activity does require a bit more preparation and effort in making it to a gym, but is invaluable for those who need peers support in establishing their workout routine. A program can be discussed with a coach, and a person at the beginning of their sports activity can easily adjust class pace and intensity to themselves, as it may take them more time to adjust to some exercises a group does. Maintaining active communication with an instructor is necessary in order to ensure as much efficiency as possible. It also helps a lot in boosting one’s mood and keeping high level of motivation to further continue training.
Aqua JoggingLess regular, but highly enjoyable way to engage into workout routine, especially for people experiencing big amount of stress exercising with other in a gym because of their bodies. Also, it is one of the best options for those having difficulties moving. One simply gets a buoyancy belt, heads for the deep end of a pool, and starts slow jogging. Beginning such kind of a workout requires attention to yourself and is preferable to be done in a slow pace, gradually speeding up. If deep area of a pool causes discomfort, one can start in a shallow one keeping in mind that their legs should not touch the bottom during exercising.
These tips will facilitate getting into regular exercising as well as establishing the most beneficial amount of daily activity. Harvard School of Health says that keeping daily moderate activity level for 30 minutes can already prevent developing some diseases, but in order to effectively counter consequences of generally inactive lifestyle one should maintain at least an hour long everyday workout of some kind.