The majority of Americans have attempted to lose weight at some point in their lives: many have failed. There are a number of reasons for this; the most significant being failure to follow a course of exercise to completion – people often feel disheartened and give up after a few sessions – and failing to provide enough variety in the exercises – the body needs regular ‘rest’ of the used muscles to help them develop without injury.
People may feel discomforted going to the gym, particularly if they are overweight, and they may also feel reluctant to join exercise groups, or be seen exercising in public. Therefore, they perform exercises at home which increase the risk of injury, and also fail to motivate – the 30 mins a day on the stationary bike can be put aside for today, tomorrow, forever – leading to feelings of failure and disappointment.
Using exercise DVDs for weight loss purposes is a good way of avoiding falling into lethargy or becoming injured. There are a range of exercise DVDs on the market designed to assist in losing weight; many of these have more positive effects than simple exercising alone. There are so many different weight-loss DVDs that it can become difficult to know which are the best: so here are a few popular DVDs that really work!
WALK AWAY THE POUNDS: Probably one of the least stressful of the exercise programs is Leslie Sansone’s “Walk away the pounds” series. Positive and enthusiastic, her exercise DVDs for weight loss promote the idea of gentle ‘walking’ – ideal for the beginner or those suffering from joint and back problems. Regular use of this DVD provides a good cardio workout, without the risk of injury or needing to buy lots of equipment.
WEIGHT LOSS CARDIO KICK: for those who want their exercise DVDs for weight loss to be a bit more active, cardio kick exercises are a very popular method of increasing the metabolism; the moves are basic, so no great martial arts knowledge is needed. These DVDs also encourage the use of weights – resistance training is necessary for weight loss.
SLIM AND SCUPT PILATES: Pilates is a well-known exercise routine, and followers can practice at home with this DVD, which helps to tone the physique, rather than encouraging strenuous exercise. Exercise DVDs for fitness like this often come with exercise bands, mats, or other equipment.
DANCE WITH LISA: Dancing is another very popular method of losing weight, and there are a range of weight-loss exercise DVDs which promote dancing in various ways: salsa, hip-hop, even ballroom and disco dancing! These DVDs range from gentle movements which anyone can follow to very strenuous work outs that leave you tired; the salsa Dance with Lisa is in the second category, but don’t be afraid, there is an instructional video that comes with it. Dancing is a fun way to shed a few extra pounds.
These exercise DVDs for weight loss can all be performed in a few minutes, ideal for the busy person who doesn’t want to go to the gym. Many of the exercises are also fun and endorphin boosting: the perfect way to relax after a hard day at work.