Are you trying to lose weight via a high-intensity diet, but you either found it too hard, didn’t get anywhere, or hit a plateau? It happens to all of us. Everyone’s body is different at accepting diets and fasts, but there is one thing that we all have in common. We are mobile creatures, all of us, and physical activity is the healthiest possible thing that we can do for ourselves.
While it is true that dieting is more important than exercise when it comes to most things, including losing weight the healthy way, exercising is what keeps our bodies and ourselves in tip-top shape.
Below this paragraph, we have listed three of the best exercises and sports for burning calories, per half hour, as fast as possible. Some are more rigorous than others, but all of them are worth it in the long run. You simply need to find what you’re interested in, find your pace and ultimately dedicate yourself and your life to it.
1. Breaststroke Swimming
Swimming is incredible for toning your cardiovascular system and muscles. It burns up to 458 calories per every half of an hour. It is also an excellent choice for the person looking to lose weight that does not want to suffer through the pain of having your muscles filled with acid every time you work out! All you need is goggles, swim trunks, a swim cap if you need one, and a little bit of willingness. Not too hard, is it? A great article was posted by ABC to remind you of a few things to consider when picking up the sport of swimming for weight loss.
2. HIIT Workouts
‘HIIT’ stands literally for ‘High-Intensity Interval Training’ such as extreme weight lifting, i.e., deadlifting. While it’s true that it is not technically a sport, it is one of the best ways for you to lose weight. It also builds a lot of muscle in the process. Therefore, when doing HIIT training, your delicious jelly rolls will melt away to form a magnificently and majestically toned physique. But on a more practical note, it spikes your heart rate high to the max in a less than a minute or two. This burns more calories than a traditional workout and also spikes your metabolism.
This is on the same level as HIIT workouts, but it is more gradual and slow, although its benefits are somewhat the opposite. By beginning to run for short but intense periods of time, you eventually (after enough runs, of course) speed up your metabolism, which sounds like a great thing, right?
Here is where it gets a little bit tricky, though. See, if you tend to run for extended periods of time for years and years, then your heart rate becomes so stable that it beats less than it needs to. While it means that your heart is strong and healthy, you are also defeating the purpose of running; you burn fewer calories, which is exactly the opposite of increasing the speed of your metabolism to burn more calories!