How exactly do we burn fat and lose weight? One word to that: work-out. But do not be deceived. If you do work-out without proper information, it may not do you any good at all. In fact, it may do the opposite.
Our body is like a machine. We have to input fuel and output work. Put less in, and work more out.
First off, do not exert excessively. The first mistake that you could as make a beginner if you want to burn fat and lose weight is to go all out on exercise. I have two objections for that. One, while it is true that heavy work-out will lose you bigger amounts of calories, burning as much calories is not the whole story. There’s overtraining, burnout and injuries to avoid. Two, your body, owing to its innocence in the art of working-out, may not be conditioned enough for heavy blows. It may cause more trouble than if you had not started the first plan at all.
Here’s what you had better do. Combine cardio exercises from low to high intensity. You can alternate high intensity segments such as running at high speed, with walking after a few minutes, and do this for thirty minutes. By this, it will not lead to overwork.
Here are some portable (meaning, you need not go into the gym) exercises:
- Brisk walking (low). Brisk walks burn more than regular walking. Leisure walks burn only a small amount fats compared to brisk walking.
- Jogging (medium). This is faster than brisk walk. You can do this when you’re on your way to work or whatever it is you’re doing.
- Running at a fast pace (high).
- Riding a bike (medium). Do this at least at a medium pace.
- Stretching routine (low) is usually done in the morning.
- Light Gardening (low)
- Lift weights. You can just buy weights to do this at home.
You see, it need not be structured gym work-outs. You can still opt for day-to-day activities. Just make sure you don’t slouch. Put your fats into good spending. Do something productive like doing chores around the house to burn fat and lose weight for a healthier body.
Do this consistently to teach your body how to retrieve oxygen better, to help your cells burn fat more efficiently. Constant exercise will also make your fatty acids circulate better for it to become readily available for fueling. In other words, you save more time to burn fat and lose weight.
The technique is just to burn on a consistent basis. After you’re tired, shift to less tiring works. It will also help if you schedule your exercise every day, even just for a few minutes. Split your work-out throughout the day and get more benefit from it, especially on walking. Add more walking time to your day. Instead of using money for your fare, use your fats!
Remember that there’s no other way to burn fat and lose weight than to do it yourself. Make it a priority since you have your health at stake.