Lose weight through adventure sports
The most common New Year’s resolution for 2013? Yes, you’ve guessed it: Lose weight.But don’t think what this means is hours on the treadmill, gym memberships or miles of lonely roads ahead: there are many more exciting ways blubber if this exercises at a low rate for a long period; so try too hard and you might just start burning carbohydrates not your festive fats.We’ve arranged 5 adventure sports that will help you get the weight down, and keep your excitement levels up.
Here’s a sport that you can do outside or back in the gym; because of its pure fun factor you are climbing for hours. Challenges along the way get the heart beating faster (and the knees trembling) and the constant effort to remain on the rock builds lean, hard muscles.
Mounting biking and Cycling
Cycling all day long, or just to the shops is a superb way to get in shape. Longer trips invariably take in hills, which force the heart to conquer much faster and the lungs to work just like a pair of bellows to help draw in oxygen. Cycling rather than driving you burn fat, not fuel!
If tarmac isn't your thing then look to the woods. Mountain biking goes over and around just about every obstacle there's with your heart tripping into rapid cardio mode almost every other minute - the downhills allow it no rest either, as adrenaline surges using your veins.
To burn fat you'll need time. You also need enough effort to push your heartbeat right up. Cross-country skiing and Langlauf are wonderful ways to get those beats thumping and pounds moving. With the right gear it’s even easy to climb hills on skis before switching into downhill mode, and having a well deserved descent.
Trekking and Mountaineering
Walking is boring. Not the case! While it might not be strenuous enough to help you get into the fat burning zone, a mixture of more strenuous routes and some scrambling will make you as skinny as a walking pole. Escape from the step trainers and look up into the hills, all you’ll ever requirement for your workout is waiting for you.
It’s the sport that appears the most fun, yet seems to require hardly any effort: wrong! Surfing is exhausting and it melts away fat, often thanks to surfers spening too much time in the water. Each time they paddle out they're burning off Xmas flab handles, and they are doing it over and over again: Let’s face the facts: you never see a fat surf dude now would you?
Getting further information on how to make use of your heart rate to monitor your performance is important. And don’t start rigorous training without first consulting a physician.