Try these easy exercises to get yourself moving today. You can do it!
Getting into a routine for exercise is one of the most difficult steps in getting fit. Well, both finding a routine and eating right are two very difficult parts of getting fit. Here we are going to provide some easy workouts for overweight beginners and motivational exercises for obese beginners at home. These are easy ways for you to build up your confidence not only in yourself but in your ability. Although at first it may be difficult, practice makes perfect and everyone had to start somewhere.
Not only will working out help you drop some of that excess weight but it will definitely help you feel better about yourself and make you feel better. Incase you didn’t know, exercising is a natural stress reliever and once you build up your routine you will crave that feeling you get after working out.
It’s important to remember that beginning to exercise that help lower your risk for disease. When you’re overweight your chances for developing diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure go up.
Easy Workouts for Overweight Beginners
Walking: The best of exercises for obese beginners at home begins with walking. Walking is something that can be done on a treadmill in the house or simply around the neighborhood. If you don’t feel comfortable walking around your neighborhood, find a nice park nearby that is easily accessible where you can enjoy both the nature and getting a bit of exercise.
The best thins about walking is that it only requires a good pair of shoes and is versatile when it comes to how you choose to do it. You can walk slowly, moderately or quickly.
When you begin walking, start with walking just 10 – 15 minutes daily. If you experience any sort of pain in your knees, hips, or back, you should check in with your physician. Once you are able to easily walk 15 minutes a day you can then begin to add 5 minutes. Once you’re able to walk around 30 minutes a day you can begin by changing your pace to increase your heart rate.
Water Exercises: Another one of our favorite easy workouts for overweight beginners starts in the water. There are many options for what you can do in the water and best of all, its great for your joints.
- Water Jogging – this is as simple as running in the water. You can begin by running in the shallow end of the pool to get the feel for it but the way to really get rolling is by putting on a buoyancy belt. You will want to be in the deep end and the buoyancy belt will keep you afloat. You want to run in the water in the deep end so that your feet don’t touch but your head is above water to breath easily.
- Treading Water – this is another simple, but a bit more difficult because you are moving both arms and legs at the same time. You want to place yourself in the water in an area where you are able to touch the bottom if you need it but are able to keep yourself suspended in the water by moving both your arms and your legs. If you need, you may use a buoyancy belt to help keep you afloat and your feet off the bottom. If you are unsure what treading water looks like, search it up on google and click on a video.
Exercise Ball: Buying and using an exercise ball is one of the great exercises for obese beginners at home. They’re cheap and easy to use in the comfort of your own home. It’s recommended to do some research on the size that is right for you and to make sure to buy a burst resistant ball. There are many easy workouts for overweight beginners using an exercise ball, as well as stretching exercises to help your back.
- Circles on the Ball
- Ball Squats
- Leg Press
- Back Extension
- Hip Lifts
No matter what you choose, making the decision to begin to exercise is the right one. Not only will you feel better mentally but also physically.