Exercise Regimens for Weight Loss.
There are many known exercise regimens for weight loss available today. Some physically demanding and taxing, while some are not so straining and sometimes even relaxing. The latter might be a little hard to believe for weight loss beginners as to lose weight is oftentimes associated with physical hard work. While losing weight is, in essence, hard work, this may not always be the case as there are numerous exercise programs available nowadays that does not include too much physical stress.
Pilates. Developed by Joseph Pilates earlier in the 20th century, is a system which uses mental concentration combined with muscle control for the purpose of weight loss. Because Pilates believed that the mind and the body is inter-related, he invented and promoted a system which basically teaches the mind to control the muscle (body) to work for the individual, thereby making the process of losing weight more efficient and effective.
Yoga, an ancient Hindu discipline uses meditation combined with posing for mental tranquility. For weight loss purposes however, power yoga, a variation of yoga which combines conventional yoga and extended specific postures in sync with breathing patterns hold out specific poses for longer periods of time; it puts strain on specific body parts thereby producing cardiac output which in turn burns calories.
Although these exercise regimens have proven to be an effective means to lose weight, a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle should also be maintained to maximize the full benefit of any exercise program. Not only that, seeking a professional with a certain program is also of great help; they will be able to not only guide you on how to execute a program properly, but most importantly help you avoid any physical injury that may result from improper movement and posture execution. Having and maintaining a professional trainer may sound to be an added expense on your part, but keep in mind that an injury or hospitalization is potentially more expensive. Also nursing an injury might very well mean that you will have to stop your regimen for the meantime, and thus lose a good number of valuable days resting the injury out.