Fat-Burning Exercises for Large Individuals

Published:June 9th, 2011

Are you obese? Are you having a hard time getting involved in a regular physical activity because of your size? Do you feel clumsy and sluggish when moving around? Do you feel embarrassed brisk walking or jogging because of your large size?

You know, if you really want to lose much weight effectively and keep a normal weight for the rest of your life, then you have to start exercising and have physical activity every single day of  your life. If you keep saying to yourself that you will start tomorrow, then, for sure, you will never have the chance to start at all. Exercising needs commitment and so, it means that you need to beat all the odds and the obstacles to be able to reach your goals.

There are some nice, easy-to-execute exercises fit for very large people. You do not need to be a previous athlete or a sports-minded individual to do it. In fact, you do not need any special skill or any equipment to start doing them. Here is what you can do:

Weight-bearing activities

Now, this really does not mean you need to buy some weights to do these kinds of activity. The weight being mentioned here is your own weight. Why not try lifting it up? Walk around the park, go up and down the stairs. You see, these activities need to lift and push your own body weight and these can be an example of a perfect exercise that does not require anything but yourself.

Non-weight bearing activities

Having a hard time lifting yourself? Do you feel stiffness in your joints every time you walk or take a jog? Don’t lose heart. There is still something you can do that can never make you feel sluggish at all. Tried swimming and working out in water? These activities can lessen the stress in your joints because it does not require lifting yourself up. In fact, exercising in water is one of the most recommended activities for people with arthritis and other joint problems.

Lifestyle activities

If you always have someone in the house who does everything for you, then now is the time to do it all by yourself. Try fixing and maintaining your garden on a regular basis. Instead of putting your car in the car wash, why not do it yourself? It will help you save a lot of money and make you more physically fit at the same time. Lifestyle activities are simply great because they do not require a lot of planning and it can save you a lot of cash too.

Now here are some tips about the most common exercises you can do to trim your fat and reveal the inner sexiness within you:


The simple walking activity can help you burn more calories than you usually do. And it can improve your physical fitness as well. If you feel tired all the time, try walking and moving around and see how these simple activities can boost your energy level.

Afraid to start because you think it can make you feel mighty tired afterwards?

Try starting it easy. Start walking five minutes every single day for your first week. Then, after a week gradually increase your number of minutes. After a week or so, try lengthening your comfortable walking time. Once you have totally adjusted to the routine, why not try making your walks faster or make it longer?

Don’t forget to wear a comfortable walking shoes when walking.

Make your walking time fun-filled by bringing along your pet or maybe your friends.

Getting bored walking in the park. Then go to the mall and and have fun window shopping at the same time.


Do you like dancing? You think its fun? Well, dancing is much more than just being fun. It can tone your muscles, make your heart muscles stronger and burn a lot of calories too.

You can do this in a night club, or a health club. But if you feel shy, you can also do it in the privacy of your home. Dancing does not cause you that much. Your only requirement is some nice lively music.

Using both of your feet to dance is a weight bearing activity. But if your knee joints are already having some problems, then sit and dance at the same time! This dancing procedure is called chair dancing and it is designed for people who are having problems with their weight-bearing joints. In chair dancing, all you have to do it more your upper body to the beat while moving your arms and legs at the same time.

Workouts in the water

Working out in the water is a nonweight-bearing activity.It can make you more flexible. And it can reduce your chances of having injuries too.  Water workouts do not need swimming skills.  You can choose to do it in shallow water wherein the level of the water is only up to your chest only. But if you want to do your exercise in deeper water levels, use a life jacket for safety.

Do I need to inform my doctor or my health care provider before starting my physical activities?

Yes. Receiving a go signal from your physician is a must if you want to start working out. Why? Because there are some certain precautions and contraindications in some patients that needs to be cleared out.

Here is a list of the most common special precautions for regular physical activities and working out that needs medical clearance from your doctor:

  1. Cardiac problems
  2. Diabetes
  3. Asthma
  4. Hypertension
  5. High cholesterol level
  6. Pregnancy
  7. Smoking


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