Best Physical Activities For Weight Loss & Fat Burning

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Everyone knows that the body loses weight when it burns calories, given that the daily calorie intake is less than the amount it burns. If you take more calories than you burn, the fat starts accumulating in different body parts.

Lean muscle mass underlying the body fat is of utmost importance in burning calories, and when you starve yourself, you lose lean muscle mass, eventually gaining more weight. You need to raise your heart rate to about 65% of its maximum heart rate threshold to lose weight.

This article will look at some physical activities for fat burning – from weight loss yoga to simple skipping – that will help you lose weight. There are ways to burn calories without leaving the comfort of home.

Here are a few things that will help you out.

First and foremost, get a schedule.

People who live sans a schedule have a higher tendency to gain stress weight. Stress weight is when the body burns muscle mass instead of fat and calories in the state of being stressed. So instead of getting thinner and fitter, you will find yourself getting weaker and flabbier.

Surya Namaskar

It is a well-known fact that doing at least 12 Surya namaskars every day is the best overalls workout. The Surya-namaskar (or sun salutation) is an ancient exercise that is the secret for fat burning, evenly toned, and healthy body. Not only does it help burn calories, but it also facilitates essential body functions to take place effectively.

Weight Loss Yoga

Yoga is a system of personal transformation on all levels, physical, mental, and spiritual. If you have ever Googled yoga, you have found out that there are several types of yoga with a seemingly endless number of yoga classes available. But the question remains, which types are best for weight loss and fat burning?

Of all the different types, these three are the best forms of weight loss yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga is a very intense and vigorous yoga.

It is very physically demanding because it comprises a series of poses performed in a particular order in a particular rhythm. Since you are constantly moving from one pose to the next, your heart rate remains in its target range for fat burning. So Ashtanga yoga is a good type of yoga for those wanting to lose weight.

Power Yoga is a more intense, fitness-focused version of vinyasa-style yoga that is breath-based movement. 

fat burning woman in white tank top bending her body on floorPower yoga is very much like Ashtanga yoga, except it doesn’t follow a set series of poses. Power yoga poses are performed in various order, thus allowing classes to be different from class to class. Power yoga appeals to people who are practicing yoga from more of fat burning, than a spiritual point of view.

Bikram Yoga is a term reserved for teachers who have studied the Bikram style of hot yoga. 

95 – 100 degree room is what is needed for Bikram vinyasa-style yoga. Bikram Yoga is a type of Hot yoga similar to Ashtanga yoga and consists of a series of 26 poses. Hot yoga is very intense and physically demanding. Greater flexibility and deep stretching are at the root of yoga.

Only you can determine what your wellness goals are. Typically yoga is a spiritual-based holistic approach to wellness, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. Therefore most styles of yoga are aimed at strengthening all three aspects of the person or specific aspects of the person’s breath and movement but not rigorous activity.

Stretch your body 

Make it a point to stretch your back, legs, shoulders, and even hips every day. Do not overdo it. Only stretch it to a point when you feel your muscles stretch a little. Overdoing it could cause muscle pulls, muscle tears, and even cramps. So be careful, do it right.

Here are some easy-to-do exercises that can be done anywhere without any hassles.


It`s one of the most effective exercises for tightening the muscles of your shoulders, back, and even stomach. If you are a beginner, start with standard pushups. But if you master the standard pushups, you should change them a bit to get better results:

  • Keep your hands on the ground together in a diamond shape right in front of the middle of your breasts. This will get you a better exercise of shoulders and triceps.
  • Place your hands wider than the width of your shoulder to get a better workout of your chest and back.
  • You can do the half pushup for a more intense workout by pushing yourself up from the floor to only halfway and getting back to the floor.


One of the best exercises to lose abdominal fat is crunches. It must be done correctly because it can be injurious if not done in a proper manner. Most women put the stress on their shoulders which is risky. Lie on your back, legs bent – feet flat on the ground and your knees upwards. Make it a point to keep your hands behind your head and your elbows pulled back. Then, use your stomach muscles to lift your head and shoulders above the ground.

Bicycle Exercise

This is another good exercise for belly fat burning. Lie on your back while placing your hands at the back of your head. Then, slowly bring your knees to your chest while lifting your shoulders above the ground. Bring your left elbow to the right knee all the while straightening your left knee. Switch sides and repeat the exercise about 20 times for each side.


Skipping is also an age-old technique to burn calories without getting out of the home.skipping fat burning

Skipping with both legs without alternating helps your arms, thighs, calves, and shoulders tone up. The cumulative effect would show on your whole body. More so, the jumping helps increase your adrenaline levels to give you a more pumped-up start to the day.

There are many more ways to burn calories. Daily walking, group yoga, laughter groups also help a great deal. However, these will require you to get out of the home. Anyone who knows anything about a healthy lifestyle would suggest that at least half an hour in the early morning sun, walking, or even stretching is a great way to maintain overall fitness. Stay fit, stay healthy!

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