If you have been working on your diet to lose weight, you may find that your weight loss begins to slow down after a while. This is known as a plateau. You can become quite frustrated when this happens, as it feels like whatever you try doesn’t help you to lose weight! One thing you can do however, is add some exercise into your life.
Cardio exercise is a great option for losing weight. The types of exercise known as cardio include running, walking, skipping, swimming and any activity which causes your heart to beat faster. the UK health advice is that we should aim for 30 minutes of cardio exercise each day, for a total of 150 minutes per week. This is actually quite easy to achieve if you think about all the times when we have the opportunity to raise our heart rate. Here are some ideas for cardio which you might not have thought of….
cleaning the house
walking to the shops
getting the stairs instead of the lift
getting off the bus a stop early and walking the rest
walking on the spot when the TV adverts come on
Dancing to your favourite music
playing with your kids
See, there are lots of ways to get active without really noticing!