#5- Lift Weights
It’s an old-fashioned view that weight training is for meatheads and steroid-riddled bodybuilders. Everyone can benefit from three short sessions of weight lifting per week. Why? Put simply, this form of exercise increases the amount of muscle in the body. This in turn increases the number of calories we burn each day as muscle is a calorie hungry tissue. Building a little muscle is a great long-term strategy for sustained weight loss. Stick to exercises where you get the most bang for your buck: assisted dips and pull-ups, chest and shoulder presses, rows, deadlifts, squats and lunges. The moral of the story: lift weights to stay lean.