Men in their twenties are usually found desperately trying to squeeze in exercise workouts and avoiding their favorite high calorie treats.
So, while eating healthier foods and slipping in exercise regime does take some work and effort, you really do not have to make so much of a heroic effort for weight loss. Simply making a few simple lifestyle changes can pack a big weight loss punch over a comparatively short span of time.
Following are some top tips on how to lose weight without sweating it too much:
Add. Never subtract.
Do not pay so much heed to diet denial. Try adding a wide variety of foods to your diet instead of subtracting them.
One may add some healthy goodies that are really loved and craved for, such as deep red cherries, juicy grapes, or crunchy snow peas. Frequentyly slip those favorite fruits into your bag lunch and breakfast cereal. Similarly, add the veggies into soups, stews and sauces.
A point to be taken care of here is that one must remember to keep an eye on the overall calories that accumulate as a result of the adding.
Do not forget to add something physical too, whether it is about doing a few dance moves before dinner, taking a quick stroll or shooting hoops. This would further help burn some unwanted calories that have been long accumulated.
Never stress on working out
If the word ‘exercise’ inspires you to creative avoidance, then avoid it. Maybe the trick to enjoying a workout is to never call it working out.
Thus, once you start your not-calling-it-exercise plan, you will gradually discover the way feeling of good health knocks down the roadblocks that were previously preventing you from exercising.
So, you may instead opt to burn calories and invigorate muscles by hiking, washing the car, playing Frisbee, chasing the dog around the yard, beachcombing, riding bikes, grass skiing or making snow angels.
You may walk for it
Walking when the weather is nice is a super easy way to keep fit. When in their twenties, men can walk at ease whenever they get some free time. While this will keep weight gain at bay, it will also help exercise the leg muscles and keep joint pains away.
Also, it is advisable to use the stairs instead of the elevator.
Park your car some distance away from the place to visit and walk down from the parking lot to the venue.
Research has also proven that mall walking also helps. So, while the shopping spree is still on, try burning more calories by opting out of taking the escalator and walking store to store in the mall itself.
Some more slip-in alternatives may be
- Trade your power mower for a push version.
- Park your car at the back of the lot.
- Get out of the office building and enjoy walking meetings in the office garden.
- Sweep the drive or rake the leaves instead of using a leaf-blower.
- Get off the bus a few stops earlier and walk the distance to the venue.
- Hike the mall, being sure to hit all the floors of the place.
- Take the stairs every chance you get.
- Sign up for charity walks in your local neighborhood.
- Crank the music and get your heart rate up the next time you mop or vacuum.
- Walk to you local gym for your workout. Avoid taking your car for the regime.
All these options add up. If you walk twice a day for 10 minutes and try a few of these tips, you may find yourself with a low-impact, 30-minute workout easily tucked under your belt.