Last updated on Jun 16th, 2020 at 12:28 am

  “Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your body weight gets down to your goal-weight. 

Sometimes it’s just about staying sane

The purpose of this article series is to talk about exercising for weight loss using a combination of weight training, some cardio, and calorie restriction.

But what about if the lockdown just has you feeling like you’re about to go ‘mental’ from being shut inside for ages? What do you do then?

Sometimes exercise is just a really good way to stay sane.

Here are some suggestions of how to clear your head and enjoy the mental health benefits of exercise.

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1. Take the dog for a long walk

This gets Fido some exercise, and at the same time gets you out of the house in a manner that’s distracted enough by the dog to stop you from obsessing about life’s issues. Concentrate on your surroundings, and stroll along for as long as you can. Enjoy the neighbourhood sights and sounds, and the community vibe from all the other walkers, joggers, and strollers.

2. Do an afternoon yoga session

It doesn’t have to be complicated or tough, just some gentle stretching to get your blood flowing and your mind back to where you want it. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to be able to exercise in the garden, you’ll get some vitamin D. There are loads of free online yoga classes that you can follow on YouTube.

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3. Play with the kids

Yes, really. Play with them. Play whatever they are playing. It’ll be a good workout, and you’ll feel like a child again. Plus it’s the best thing you can do for your children – they will love it.

Sometimes we need to give ourselves a break from reality, and gentle exercise is a great way to do it. Do it today, and get back to being the real you.

 

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