Weight Loss Exercises You Can Do At Home

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If you ask any average person in your office or just walking down the street, they would say that they want to lose weight but just don't have the time. Gymming is a great way to lose weight fast. However, we all have busy schedules and cannot go to the gym to do weight loss exercise. Sometimes, we are also just plain lazy.

However, what if you could do these weight loss exercises at home? Most people would shrug and say that home exercises are light and don't really help you lose weight fast. But you are mistaken. Some home exercises are very effective for weight loss. You can get a better idea if you scrutinize the weight loss exercises you do in the gym. For how many of these exercises do you need equipment? It is mostly the weight training exercises that require sophisticated equipment. The weight loss exercises can be easily done at home without the help of extra props.

Giving yourself a no equipment workout at home could be a great way to lose weight. When you do your weight loss exercises at home, there are more chances of you being regular. And we already know that consistency is the key to lose weight.

Here are some simple weight loss exercises that can be done at home.


Step Ups

You don't need a stepper to do this exercise. We all have steps inside or outside out homes. All you have to do is step up and step down on the count.



Squats are usually done without any equipments. Place your hand on your head and slowly lower yourself into a sitting position. Get up quickly without taking any balancing support from your hands.



Crunches are the best exercises to burn belly fat. Lie flat on a floor mat. Place you hands behind your head and slowly pull yourself up without taking support. You must lift yourself from your waist and then go back to the sleeping position.


Push Ups

Lie flat on your tummy. Lift yourself on your arms and toes. Now bring your nose down to touch the ground and pull yourself back again. This a good exercise for your arms and your chest.


Spot Jogging

Cardio exercises are very important for weight loss. Even if you do not have a treadmill at home, you can still do cardios. Choose an uncluttered spot in your hall and start jogging on the spot. You will not leave that spot but go through the motions of jogging.



Dancing is one of the best weight loss exercises that work on your entire body. You can move the furniture in your drawing room to one side, put on some peppy music and dance to your heart's content.


Jumping Jack

The childhood game of jumping jack can actually be a weight loss exercise for you now. Pick a place that is not cluttered and start jumping there. While you jump, raise your legs horizontally and clap your hands above your head.



Skipping with a rope is again a childhood pass-time and also a game. You can do skipping in your balcony, garden or terrace.



Dips are easy to do if you have a small stool for support. Place your legs at high point (on a stool or the sofa) and support yourself on the ground with your hands. Now take 'dips' towards the ground and raise yourself up again.



This may seem easy but it is one of the best exercises for weight loss. Lie flat on your tummy. Slowly raise yourself on your hands and toes. Now hang like that in mid air for as long as you can. It works on tightening the muscles in your body.

Read more about: weight loss, exercise, health
Story first published: Friday, April 26, 2013, 10:57 [IST]
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