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1. Hula hoop your way to fitness
You may have seen various people doing hula hoops, right? Well that’s because it isn’t just fun but also a good way to keep the weight off. As per research, this exercise form can burn about 165 calories in 30 minutes, in the case of women. Plus, hula hooping also reduces fat around your waist and hips. Furthermore, it helps to increase your core muscle mass, and decreases bad cholesterol. No wonder, actresses like Shruti Haasan swear by it!
2. Lift weights to flaunt a toned body
If there’s one thing we know by now, it is that weight training is beneficial for women. In fact, Akshita Arora, Advanced Coach, FITTR, had earlier told HealthShots, “There has always been an unsubstantiated perception that weight training will make women look masculine and bulky. In fact, strength training or popularly known as weight training helps everyone, including women to achieve the desired fitness goals. Adding strength training everyday and using free weights, resistance bands, weightlifting, as well bodyweight exercises can have several benefits.”
She added, “In fact, a lot of women have lean tissue which not only helps them look more toned, but also helps in their overall functional strength and keeps them away from lifestyle disorders. As a result, even the functional activities they perform become easier.” If there’s one actress who doesn’t just perform yoga but also lifts weights, it is none other Shilpa Shetty.
3. Hop, skip, jump
Short on time and want to know the best way to burn calories? Turn to the good old skipping rope, just like Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha. This workout can burn 15-20 calories per minute! What’s more, this exercise can increase your heart rate, improve your balance, strengthen your bones, and can uplift your mood.
4. Box your way to fitness
We already know that kickboxing is a favorite of many! After all, it is a full-body workout that engages all your muscles. Plus, it releases endorphins, and uplifts your mood, which is a total win-win. The best part is that it burns up to 800 calories/hour and strengthens the core.
Now that’s a power-packed workout! No wonder, Bollywood actresses like Katrina Kaif, Sanya Malhotra and many others are big fans!