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Weight loss is all about creating a calorie deficit. You need to burn more calories than what you consume. One of the best and most recommended ways to lose weight is through workouts. Workouts are healthy because besides helping you to get that lean body that you have always wanted, they also help strengthen your muscles and the immune system.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money buying expensive workout equipment or going to the gym in order to lose weight. There are simple workout exercises that you can do at home to lose weight. Below are six workouts to start today to lose weight.

Strength training

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One of the most effective ways of losing weight is through strength training. Strength training helps you lose body fat and at the same time, helps you build lean muscle mass. Strength training also boosts your metabolism, which enables your body to burn more calories.


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Various studies have shown that regular yoga can help with weight loss. Yoga can lower your stress levels as well as create a state of mindfulness. According to weight loss experts, mindfulness is great for curbing your eating habits and sticking to your weight loss plan. In addition to that, an active yoga class can help you burn calories and melt belly fat. Yoga is also great for discipline, which you need to stay focused on your fitness goals.

Cardio exercises

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Cardio exercises are one of the most effective exercises for burning calories. The only way to lose weight is through burning more calories you consume. The harder and longer you work out, the greater the results. There are many types of cardio exercises that you can do on a daily basis to lose weight. They include cycling, running, rowing, walking among many others. Cardio exercises help strengthen your muscles including heart muscles. It can also help reduce stress and tension, which improves your mental well-being.


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Studies have shown that if you walk for 30 minutes every day, you will burn up to 150 calories. This means that just 30 minutes of walking every day will enable you to lose one pound every week. The longer you walk, the more calories you burn. Walking is one of the easiest and most effective ways to lose weight and stay fit.


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Although push-ups is a strength training exercise that is traditionally used to tone chest muscles and boost upper body strength, they are also very effective in burning calories, helping you lose weight. By integrating push-ups to your weight loss program, you will burn stubborn belly fat well as burn calories and get that lean body you’ve always wanted.

Skipping exercises

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Skipping is a very effective cardio exercise that boosts the heart rate enabling your body to burn lots of calories within a short period of time. Skipping is a very simple exercise that can be conducted at home. Regular skipping exercises can help you burn fat and calories, and lose weight naturally.

Lydia Mattern, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Lydia is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer at Fitnessgoals, with a passion for writing and a love for chocolate. She enjoys long walks with a breeze and finding ways to make dessert healthy.

Major health foodie from Brazil living in Stockholm. When not photographing food, I'm continuously trying to perfect the art of making ramen.

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