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April 25, 2014

Resolution Reboot: 3 Ways to Lose Weight at Inspirada’s Las Vegas Homes

New Year’s Day is long gone, but the resolutions remain.

If losing weight and getting healthier are still on the list, but have somehow slipped from priority status, look to Inspirada to inspire you – again. Swimming, hill sprints and cycling are among the 10 best ways to lose weight efficiently, according to FitDay.com and the current and planned parks near Inspirada’s Las Vegas homes are designed to encourage those top, calorie-burning activities.

Solista Park features two resident-only, heated swimming pools. Swimming at a moderate pace for about an hour offers a low-impact cardiovascular workout that can burn about 800 calories. At a fast speed, cycling can burn close to 1,000 calories. But even at a more leisurely speed, biking through the streets and paths of Inspirada can burn up to 500 calories in an hour.

The scenic trails surrounding Inspirada’s Las Vegas homes offer plenty of opportunity for hill sprints, the challenging exercise of running up an incline and jogging back down. Made popular by football players, hill sprints torch 500 calories in about a half hour.

When deciding between a swim at Solista Park or a run through the community, a fitness enthusiast should consider the outcomes. Swimming works the entire body, while running/sprinting focuses primarily on the lower body; however, the impact of running builds bone density, while swimming puts less stress on joints and knees. Both exercises build muscle tone, cardiovascular ability and endurance, so there’s no bad choice.

No matter the date on the calendar, if losing weight and improving fitness remain resolutions, let Inspirada help you meet them.

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