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We are all beautiful in our various shapes and different sizes so says the slogan against body shaming.
Yes we chant the rhythms and yes we frown at actions aimed at causing low self esteem to others.
But if we can be honest with ourselves, sometimes we body shame our very own selves before the society cruelly takes over.
“I wish I had a flat stomach”. ” I wish I had bigger breasts and bigger buttocks“. “I just want to have a figure 8 size”.
Guess what! the list is inexhaustible.
Body shaming is evil and no one should be allowed to go through that. However, to get the perfect sizes and shapes we want could be easier when we choose our diet wisely, engage in physical activities and practice the right healthy habits.
Weight Loss plans
Trying to lose weight? Then try these fun sports for weight loss below.
It might interest you to know for many of them, you don’t need expensive equipment or a monthly gym membership. Yes! That’s right.
To lose one pound a week, you have to burn approximately 3,500 calories. But working out for hours won’t necessarily result in weight loss. You also have to consider your heart rate and the amount of effort you’re putting in.
The maximum heart rate you should hit is 220 minus your age, but your target heart rate is what gets you in the fat-burning zone.
You also will find estimates for how many calories you can burn participating (with vigorous effort) in each activity for 30 minutes. Your results will vary.
1)Swimming (Breaststroke): 458 calories per 30 active minutes.
Swimming is a cardiovascular powerhouse that works the entire body. It’s a particularly good choice for those who benefit from low-impact exercise.
You don’t need much in the way of gear, just a swimsuit, goggles, and access to a pool. The breaststroke burns the most calories, but freestyle/front crawl is a close runner-up.
2)HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): 444 calories per 30 active minutes.
While not technically a sport, HIIT is one of the best ways to burn fat and lose weight, and you can choose movements based on the sport(s) you play.
Simply put, HIIT is a workout made up of repeated rounds of exercises performed at max effort for a given interval, followed by a short recovery period.
For example, you could do one minute of squats, followed by 20 seconds of rest, followed by one minute of skater hops, and so on.
You don’t have to buy anything to do HIIT, but many trainers recommend some resistance bands and floor sliders to enhance the body weight resistance challenge and a clock or another way to keep time.
3)Running: 394 calories per 30 active minutes.
All you need to run safely is a good pair of sneakers.
The staff at any soecuakty specialty shoe store are your best bet at assessing your needs and recommending the right running shoes for you.
If you’re new to running, try run-walk-run intervals. And remember, for weight loss, it’s key to check your heart rate to make sure you’re getting a vigorous workout.
Many new devices are available to help you track your heart rate as well as count your total steps.
You also can consult a website like MapMyRun to measure the distance of your favorite route, and divide that by the time you ran to assess your speed and effort.
4)Rock Climbing: 320 calories per 30 active minutes.
Rock climbing is a rock star among body weight resistance training exercises.
It can be intimidating to get started, but indoor rock gyms are a first great stop if you want to eventually enjoy this activity outside.
Those gyms rent the basic equipment to scale a rock wall a harness and climbing shoes.
They’re also staffed by people with the know-how to recommend local spots for beginners and beyond.
5)Flag Football: 345 calories per 30 active minutes.
Professional football may be steeped in controversy, but flag football is unlikely to cause injury, with little impact and no painful tackling involved.
Search for a co-ed flag football league near you; many are geared to young professionals and 30-somethings.
Something to keep in mind: as with many team sports, there’s a lot of downtime spent waiting, resting or, in football, huddling.
It could really be stressful from the beginning but results are in consistency.
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