Exercise is not a magic potion which heals all ailments. Your results are equivalent to what you put in, and in what quantities. Since some exercises are more efficient than others, the main aim is to work smart instead of spending hours at the gym and denying yourself food. So here is a list of some of the most effective exercises to help you get started on your physical fitness journey:
Walking is the most simple yet effective exercise, this is every expert’s favorite on this list. Tried and tested by many all over the world, this is a doctor’s most favorable recommendation to all age groups. Walking is a cardiovascular exercise which strengthens the heart and burns calories. It is something which can be applied anytime anywhere. No specific gear is required for this exercise, nor do you need an overpriced gym membership. It is reported that a brisk walk can burn up to 500 calories an hour.
Squats is a strength training exercise which targets specific muscle groups as a greater muscular fitness provides you with the ability and capacity to burn more calories. However, technique is key for this exercise. If you have a bad technique, such as a bad posture, the exercise will hardly remain effective. Keep your back straight and your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and keep them over the ankle as much as possible. Keep your posture as if you are sitting straight on a chair, except that the chair is not there.
Lunges also work all the major muscle groups of your lower body and help improve balance as well. Again, technique is key. Keep your spine neutral and bend your front knee in a 90 degree angle and keep the back leg straight and stretched.
Abdominal Crunches targets the abs, and can reduce belly fat if done correctly. However, this exercise alone cannot bless you with a six-pack, diet is the biggest key to a flat stomach, so don’t rely completely on this exercise alone!