Your medical weight loss plan will revolve around two key components. Because you must burn more calories than you consume, we will first design an eating plan to lower your caloric intake. Then we must organize your workout schedule so that you’re burning a significant number of calories through exercise.
That second part can feel challenging for people with a busy schedule. After all, you don’t have 2 hours per day to go hiking. If you need to burn a lot of calories in a shorter period of time, try these five workouts to bump up your metabolism.
Boot Camp classes. Boot Camp classes are often held early in the morning in an outdoor setting, so they’ll really get you revved up for the day. And because the intense exercise is performed first thing, your metabolism will stay fired up for hours.
Interval training. Adding bursts of intensity to your workouts will get your heart rate up and help you burn more calories. This workout is ideal for someone who can’t quite exercise at an intense pace for a long period of time, but who can alternate between moderate and more intense exercise.
Crossfit. Rather than the old method of focusing on one muscle group at a time, Crossfit workouts target two or three major muscle groups through combo moves. Just take it easy until you know how your body reacts to intense exercise, so that you don’t risk injury.
Swimming. Swimming targets all major muscle groups at once, and can burn 750 calories in one hour. But a swimming workout can be challenging if you don’t live near a beach or a pool, and you shouldn’t swim alone due to safety concerns. Perhaps you can work a swim session into your weekends and choose more convenient forms of exercise during the week.
Jumping rope. As long as you carry a jump rope with you, you can do this exercise pretty much anywhere. Even just ten minutes of jumping rope will get your heart rate up and boost your metabolism.
Just remember to come see us before starting an exercise program. We’ll screen you for underlying conditions to ensure that exercise is safe for you, and discuss other elements of your medical weight loss plan that concern you.