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10 Most Effective Exercises for Weight Loss

By    |   Monday, 31 August 2015 10:36 PM EDT

A blend of cardio exercise and weight-bearing exercise helps someone to lose weight the best when combined with a healthy diet, Prevention magazine noted.

Here are 10 of the top exercises for weight loss.

1. Running
Whether distance running or running fast short bursts called sprints, running is a top calories burning aerobic exercise that uses many muscle groups and conditions your heart, according to Runner's World magazine.

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2. Cycling
Whether you like to bike outdoors — on streets or trails — or indoors at a popular spinning class, cycling is an effective low-impact exercise that gets your heart rate up and works your legs and core, noted Active.com.

3. Dance
Some take fitness classes like Jazzercise where they can dance their workout away. Others enjoy ballroom dancing, which can offer an energetic and fast-paced exercise session, incorporating movement, stretching and footwork, according to FitDay.

4. Rowing
It might not look difficult, especially on a rowing machine in a gym, but rowing is a great aerobic exercise that also gives your upper body and core a strong workout, Livestrong said.

5. Soccer
Studies show that soccer players run more than seven miles during one game, according to Business Insider.

Play soccer three times a week for weight-loss benefits, Livestrong suggested.

6. Weight Lifting
Weight lifting may be deceptive but adding muscle mass helps someone to burn calories more efficiently. It also displaces fat in the body, BodyBuilding.com said.

7. Swimming
Regular pool sessions offer an exceptional full-body workout without the strain on the joints as water renders a swimmer weightless, noted Women's Health.

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8. Basketball
Much like soccer, basketball players are running up and down the court, making a good pick-up session at the gym or neighborhood park a wonderful way to get your heart rate up and enjoy a little good-natured competition, according to Livestrong.

9. Cardio Tennis
Tennis players are also deceptively strong, using side-to-side motion as well as plenty of on-court running and stretching to return balls. Some tennis complexes offer cardio tennis classes where players hit balls from a machine, run around the court and keep moving as they practice their hitting skills. Some cardio tennis classes are set to music, too, noted Cardio Tennis.

10. Zumba
This Latin-inspired dance-fitness craze shows no sign of abating. With energetic music, it's dance aerobics with a Caribbean spin that includes cheering, yelling and clapping to stay motivated and engaged, Prevention said.

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A blend of cardio exercise and weight-bearing exercise helps someone to lose weight the best when combined with a healthy diet, Prevention magazine noted.
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