The winter is almost over and we are looking forward to the sunny and warm days that are just around the corner. Indeed, spring is a great season for making a change in your life and for slimming down after all that comfort eating and no exercise during the winter months. Given that this season is associated with a new beginning, you will find it even more motivating to go on a diet and to exercise.
You will definitely enjoy the great outdoors and working out at the same time will be more pleasant and much more effective. You have a wide range of cardio exercises to choose from depending on your preferences, requirements and on the amount of free time you have. Here are some suggestions that are enjoyable and truly effective.
By walking at a moderate pace in the local park you can burn anywhere from 200 to 250 calories in one hour. So, just by enjoying the peace and quiet and the gorgeous lush green trees and plants, you can slim down without making any particular effort. You can go one step further and start jogging. You can burn anywhere between 500 to 600 calories per hour. Still, you might not be able to keep up with that pace in the beginning, so half an hour of jogging a day will really be a great exercise for your muscles and for your heart as well as for losing weight.
If you are really enthusiastic about experiencing the benefits of the natural environment such as the fresh air and the beautiful scenery you can also go hiking. In one hour you will be able to burn more than 600 calories. At the same time you will be able to enjoy the view and you surroundings. Mountain biking is also a fine choice allowing you to burn up to 800 calories. You can always rent the equipment instead of buying it if you are on a budget. You will definitely exercise all the muscle groups in your body. It is true that this sport might be a bit extreme, but you can also pick an easier route.
Some experts say that people are more likely to get motivated and enjoy a sport as long as they have company. So, you can pick a sport that involves other people. Tennis is perfect for all those who love the game and actually want to learn how to play it. Plus you can burn about 650 calories during a one hour session.
I enjoy sharing her personal experiences with diet and exercise. I also enjoys reviewing products, enjoy my latest reviews on what you need to know about choosing a towel shelf and Ginger towel bars for your bathroom.