Exercises For The Obese


Ruler's of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Obesity is a condition that is becoming a common sight these days. The solutions to curb this health problem range from surgery to workouts and diet plans. Overweight people strive to achieve the perfect toned shape. As far as exercises are concerned, a very few of them are actually able to workout for a long time in the gym. This is because their sheer size doesn’t permit them to take up high intensity exercises. Hence, obese people should be given easy exercises, to begin with, which don’t put undue strain on their joints and ligaments. Given below are some easy exercises for the obese.

Easy Exercises For The Obese

  • Walking: This is one of the easiest and the most effective exercises for obese people. Walk along the park or beach for about half an hour. Do this daily, in the morning as well as evening. Get your body used to this physical activity on a regular basis and look for positive results!
  • Seated Exercises: If you find it difficult to walk for a long time, then doing exercises in sitting posture will be the second best option. This includes bending at the waist in different directions, arm raises, bends, leans and leg movements. Do this for about fifteen minutes, on a daily basis. This will help you build necessary strength for more strenuous exercises.
  • Swimming: After you have built enough stamina by doing sitting exercises, it is now time to take on swimming. For obese people, exercises in the pool include jumping, arm swishes and leg lifts. Since there is less load on the joints and bends when you are in the water, chances of injury and strains are very less.
  • Ball Exercises: If you have built enough strength and stamina, you may opt for gentle exercises using balls. Go for the basic ones, which include simply sitting on the ball and moving your body a bit. Ball exercises help enhance balance, stability and abdominal strength of an individual.
  • Dancing: A fun way to accomplish the “loose extra flab” task is to put on your favorite music and dance to the tune! Make sure that it is a fast number. Your dance movements should include waving the arms, clapping, bending and stretching.


Ruler's of Penmai
Registered User
Jul 26, 2012
Definitely your suggested ways of making obese people to lose weight and result will be positive. They the obese people should not adopt any short cut methods like taking medicines for the reduction of weight because all these methods are only temporary not healthy also. thanks
Sep 18, 2012
Above given tips are very good. The very important cause of obesity is today's lifestyle. Most of people are in sitting job & due to busy schedule, most of the time, they go out to take meals which is junk & full of oil & spices. So, we should take care of our health. Take time for doing exercise, involve much physical activities in your routine & eat healthy & light food.
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