Exercises recommended for weight loss, getting fit and lean

Planks, push ups and burpees are some of the exercises which will help you get in shape and lose weight when done regularly.

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Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: There are times when you read so many articles on exercises and fitness that you forget the basics that are key to getting in shape. We tell you eight basic exercises which will not only get you in shape, but will also help you lose weight. Along with this, they have other additional benefits too. And the best part is that they can all be done at home without any equipment.


The burpee is a full body strength training exercise and the ultimate example of functional fitness. Are a bodyweight exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime.

Jump Squats

Jump squats help tone the calves, glutes, hamstrings, core and quadriceps.

Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers are a great total body exercise. Utilising your core because you are starting from a plank position. Are a killer exercise that get the heart rate up fast while also firing nearly every muscle group in the body — deltoids, biceps, triceps, chest, obliques, abdominals, quads, hamstrings and hip abductors.

Russian Twists

Russian twists are one of the best ways to work your obliques, the muscles that help rotate your torso.

Push Ups

Push ups are beneficial for strengthening the chest and arm muscles.


Try the hanging position as this is the best for healthy shoulders. This is the easiest exercise to do at home.


Planks are very important for your core strength. All it needs is a minute.

Jumping Jacks

Jumping jacks are an excellent exercise for the overall fitness, and can be a suitable replacement for skipping, in case you don’t have your skipping rope.


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