01/6Rainy day workout plan

Rainy day workout plan

For those who are trying to lose weight by walking, jogging or going for a run, the rainy season will surely be a hurdle to your weight loss plans. Moreover, if you just sit around cancelling your workout, the weather outside might tempt you to fry some pakoras and enjoy them with a piping hot cup of tea. But before this encourages you to get the stove ready, remember you don't want to regret later that you got carried away.

The plan is to not let the rain dampen your weight loss plans, and so, instead of finding it as an excuse, go for indoor workouts that are equally effective and will keep you motivated to exercise. Perhaps, you'll be able to enjoy a pakora or two later, without any guilt of missing out on workout.

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02/6Stationary cycling

Stationary cycling

Indoor cycling is an efficient and effective way to burn calories and body fat while strengthening your heart, lungs, and muscles. It is a good cardio exercise for weight loss and can be effective in reducing belly fat. Depending on the speed and intensity, an average person can burn around 250 to 300 calories with 30-minute cycling. A 2010 study found that indoor cycling, combined with a low-calorie diet, was effective in reducing body weight and body fat in the study’s participants.

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03/6Dancing to your favourite beats

Dancing to your favourite beats

If you don't like exercising but want to lose weight, just put on your favourite music and shake your legs. Dancing is a fun way to burn calories as well as boost your happiness. You can burn anywhere from 300 to 800 calories per hour dancing, depending on how hard you work, the type of dance, your weight and the number of breaks you take. You may start with a short 20-minute or so session, then gradually increase the time. For high intensity, you can try Zumba which involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise in the form of easy dance moves.

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04/6Crunches for abs

Crunches for abs

Crunch is an abdominal exercise that involves the entire abdomen but mostly focuses on the core abdominal muscles. This exercise will help to build muscle endurance while reducing belly fat. There are many types of crunches that you can perform – regular crunches, reverse crunches, vertical leg crunches, long arm crunches, bicycle crunches, and double crunches. They also help in improving your overall posture.

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05/6Unwind with yoga

Unwind with yoga

If you are not so keen on jumping around the house, take the fool-proof route of yoga. This wholesome workout helps burn calories, strengthens your core and also relieves stress. It will help in toning your body from the outside and strengthening your internal organs as well. Yoga can be both relaxing and intense. For an intense session, you can do power yoga. If you don’t know how to do yoga, find a tutorial video on the internet.

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06/6Skip a rope

Skip a rope

One of the simplest exercises is skipping a rope. This children’s favourite exercise can help you burn fat. It is one of the best cardio exercises that also boosts your cardiovascular health. All you need is a skipping rope and some empty space. Prefer wearing shoes as jumping barefoot or in flip-flops may hurt your soles or ankle. This exercise targets all the muscles in the body. jumping rope helps shed around 200 to 300 calories in 15 minutes. It also tones your calves and tightens your core.

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