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Shake Off Pounds with Latest Exercising Modes

By Charles Hopkins Published 12/14/2006 | Fitness

Obesity can cause a set of deadly diseases and it may lead to premature deathyou will come across this type of red alerts everywhere from life style magazines to internet web pages. Yet, you will find a striking number of obese men and women around you. This obesity is the outcome of a long standing sedentary lifestyle. According to the estimates, despite all the alerts and publicities and all that ---- one in every four adults are found to be abstain from any effective physical activity.

There are many people who drop their exercise regimen in the middle just out of sheer frustrations due to the slow results. Some of them discontinue simply due to the lack of time. Then there are many people who just let the time pass by because they can not decide what exercise model to choose.

These are the people who work out of the sheer misconception about the mode of exercise.  But, exercise does not always mean taking up the most tedious tasks. Huge numbers of fitness centers have been sprouted up all across the country where you can try innovative exercise models that combine fun and challenges.

Here are brief descriptions of some of the exercise modes that have gained huge popularity in the recent times.

Dancing as mode of exercise

You do not need to rush to gym every time you need some work out. More and more people are seeking fun options for taking up some vigorous activities and dance classes have become the most popular among them. It offers you a powerful aerobic exercise that allows you to enjoy what you are doing.

If you have a penchant for rhythms and steps, there are myriad types of ethnic dances to select from. Examples are Belly dancing, Hip-hop, Capoeira/Maculele, Tango/Salsa, Caribbean rhythms like reggae, calypso, and soca and Flamenco.

Lending from the orient

For the most intense cardiovascular and strength conditioning exercise you can consider joining the classes of oriental martial arts. In addition to raise your level of fitness, these exercises also help you to shed substantial amount of weight and also teaches you in self discipline. Some of the martial arts practiced as a mode of exercising in the West are Kwando, Qi Gong, kwando kwando and kwandoflex. All these exercises incorporate the features of kick boxing such as punches and kicks.

Find fitness in the water

It is well known fact that swimming is a good aerobic exercise. But if you no longer find any novelty in having exercise in the pool, you can consider the water kickboxing or tai chi classes. These provide you good deal of aerobic work out and that is in an innovative way.


Over the years, Yoga has become a rage world over.  It is an activity that provides exercise to your entire body. It also tends to strike a balance between your body and mind and this is extremely important in the world where modern living is characterized by tremendous stress. Developed in India more than 5,000 years ago, this mode of exercise carries a spiritual flavor that help you achieve maximum vigor both mentally and physically. And this healthy vigor s reflected through the glow in your outward appearance.

So try with these trendy modes of exercises; you can mix and match them from time to time so that you are not bored easily by their continuous practice. In any way, try to look for fun in whatever mode of exercise you take up and stick to it to achieve dramatic result.