Dieting has always been a primary goal for most women and some men.
From South Beach to Keto diet, gym to yoga, pilates and now we have Zumba, we are always on the lookout for the newest trend to be slim and fit.
However, if you are one of those more adventurous ones and would want to deviate from the usual techniques to keep fit, then read on as we enumerate 5 unique ideas to lose that excess weight.
1. Be into sports.
Sports are one of the best ways to tone down those unwanted fats. Because you are having fun, you will not notice those three and a half hours at the Tennis Racquet Central.
Whether you are a competitive tennis player or just love to play around with a racket and a ball, tennis is an excellent form of exercise, not only to keep you fit but also to develop body strength and agility.
For those ladies intent on burning calories, then tennis might be the one for you as according to calculations, an hour-long game lets you burn more or less 600 calories for males and 420 calories for females.
You get to practice the sport you are good at while also exercising your body to be fit and healthy.
2. Try Zumba.
If dancing is your thing, then you will definitely love Zumba. This workout is a mix of different dances and exercise routines that will make you burn those body fats.
When you are busily grooving to the music during a Zumba class that usually runs for about 2-3 hours, you won’t even recognize that you are toning your muscles and arms.
3. Do the hula.
If you are a 90’s baby and older, then you surely know how to do the hula.
Hula- hooping or hooping as millennials call it, is not only one of the best cardio exercises, but it is only a great way to put your curves in the right places.
Hooping tones the abs and slims the waist, hips, buttocks, and thighs.
4. No slacking off at the slackline.
Have you ever dreamt of walking across a tightrope? Well, slackline is somehow similar to a tightrope minus the high- up- in- the- air part.
Here's a short video of how to slackline for beginners:
With slackline, it is about 2- 3 inches wide, and you are close to the ground. What makes it a unique approach to fitness, you ask?
Crossing this rope strengthens the leg muscles and also sharpens your balance. Not only you get physical exercise, but you also get to hone your mind as you focus on crossing this very thin line.
5. Try hugging the pole.
While Zumba allows you to express yourself (and exercise) by dancing and choreographed movements, pole dancing is a different kind of dancing that will surely keep you fit.
Not only does pole dancing scream loudly of sexiness and appeal, but it is also a full-body exercise that will stretch your legs and arms to their full reach, develop your stamina as hanging on a pole upside down is not an easy feat and flexibility.
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