In their attempts to lose weight, most people just focus on their diet. They reduce calorie intake and increase protein and fiber intake and so on and so forth. However, no weight loss plan can be a success if you don’t include exercising in it. Even a brisk walk for 45 minutes every day can help you in your weight loss efforts. I think that cardiovascular exercises are quite effective in reducing weight. Step aerobics is especially recommended for women since it can help cut down the fat in areas such as the hips and belly. Cycling and swimming are also fun ways to exercise and lose some of those extra pounds. Besides exercising, simply taking the steps instead of the lift can be a wonderful exercise. If you run up the stairs, it will be a further improvement in your attempt to lose weight. So, basically the idea is that you should include exercising in some form or the other if you really want to get rid of that excess weight.