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The five most effective exercises

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Here’s the uncomplicated and unattractive truth about exercise – if you want to lose weight, you need to do quite a lot of it.

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But this doesn’t have to be a tragedy! There are many common sense and enjoyable ways to lose that extra belly fat without working out like a crazy person at the gym.


The great news for all lovers of swimming and for those who are trying to transform their bodies – swimming is a super effective workout that will bring you astonishing results.

It helps strengthen your core and work different muscle groups, boasts numerous health benefits and it helps to reduce your blood pressure, strengthen your heart and improve your aerobic capacity.

Plus, it is a wonderful way for your family to get moving and have plenty of fun together. Though, this exercise is not as portable as skipping.


Did you know that all you need is ten minutes of skipping to cover a five-kilometre run? Therefore, imagine what 15–20 minutes each day will do to your body!

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A cycling workout is a foolproof way to get a great sweat and work your legs. It helps you push yourself at a higher intensity. It strengthens your legs, arms and back, encourages your heart to work more efficiently and aids in weight loss.

Cycling is also one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your everyday routine since it’s a great means of transportation. It gets you fit, saves you money, and is good for your health. Bring along your significant other or friend, or cycle solo, and ensure you get the most out of your workout.


The squat is a compound, full-body exercise that works more than one muscle group. This powerful exercise helps tone your glutes, strengthen your body and burn a lot of calories. To boost your calorie expenditure and raise your heart rate, you can try to do jump squats.

Or stay in a squat hold with dumbbells in your hands to increase the resistance as well as feel the burn. Doing squats regularly is one of the best ways to transform your body as well as improve your physical health.

If you sit all day at work or at home, you are at higher risk of serious disease. Why not do several squats whilst waiting for your dinner to cook or the kettle to boil. Sometimes multitasking is a great thing!

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Aerobic exercise is a great way to get your heart pumping and shed those stored calories. A simple 20-minute session a few times a week can help you get rid of unwanted weight fast. There are many different types of these workouts on the market with varying degrees of success.

Do your research, make sure that you’re using the most effective programme. All you need to do is to search around a few review websites and ask your close friends about what they would recommend.

So there you have it! The list of the most effective exercises that will definitely help you transform your body. Just make sure you do them on a regular basis to see the best results.

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