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Easy exercises that work for obese

Many overweight and obese want to work out but cannot do so because of the extra weight they carry. Here are the simple exercises for obese.

Exercise & Fitness By Himanshu Sharma / Apr 22, 2014

Exercise Ideas for Obese People

Many overweight and obese want to work out but cannot do so because of the extra weight they carry. Their weight makes it difficult not only to perform exercises, but also to stick to them. Here are some of the simple ways obese can work out and lose weight. (Image source:Getty)

Water Workouts

Water workout such as swimming and walking in the water can help burn a lot of calories. These exercises are easy on the joints, rev metabolism and improve fitness levels. Alternatively, you can work out with swim ankle weights and water fan paddles. (Image source:Getty)


Dancing is one fun way to boost metabolism, and fitness and to lose weight. Engaging in the activity reduces stress and prevents fat build-up around the belly and thighs. Chair dancing is one of the dancing forms from which the obese can benefit. (Image source:Getty)

Intense Cardio

Cardio training activities such as walking, brisk walking, jogging, aerobics, cycling and stepping can make a lot of difference to your physical health. Intense cardio, for at least 15 minutes every day, can help burn a lot of calories and fat. Plus, make it a habit to take  stairs instead of the elevator. (Image source:Getty)


Inclusion of squats may seem difficult at first, but you should practice the exercise more and more. This compound, full-body exercise trains the muscles of your thighs, hips and buttocks. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your hips and bend your knees in a way that your thighs are parallel with the floor. Make sure that the knees don’t go beyond your toes (they should be parallel to each other) and keep your chest up. Stand back up to the initial position and repeat. (Image source:Getty)

Triceps Pushups with Knees on the Floor

Tricep pushups with knees on the floor are modified pushups for those having trouble completing a push-up. Place your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Hold your body straight and bend your elbows. Begin the motion lowering your chest between your hands, hold for a second and get back to the starting position. (Image source:Getty)

Chair Aerobics

Those who weigh more can modify certain exercises in order to perform them. For such people, chair aerobics and resistance exercises are more comfortable. These exercises utilise your legs, feet, heels, arms and hands. (Image source:Getty)


Place one foot on a step and push down through your heel and lift your other leg up. Return to the starting position and do 10 reps. Switch the legs and repeat the exercise. (Image source:Getty)

Abdominal Exercises

For obese, the fat-burning mission starts with the belly. They need something more than walking, jogging and swimming. Abdominal exercises like crunches give them a shot at burning fat from the mid-section of the body. Even some of the yoga positions work great. (Image source:Getty)

Get Moving and Stretching

No matter if you are done with your workouts or simply having a good time watching your favourite TV show, don`t forget to stretch regularly. Get moving; physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Being well-stretched lowers the risk of injuries and gives your body the flexibility. (Image source:Getty)


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