5 secrets fit people do to burn fat faster
How do some people do it when it comes to getting the silhouette they want? Here’s a news flash: You can too without doing a major overhaul of your life to work off excess fat. It simply takes motivation, determination, and self-discipline, maybe easier said than done, but well worth the results you will see in time.
Try out these 5 tips you can do to work off a few pounds getting the body you want:
1. Get in a morning workout
To really increase your odds of actually getting in a workout, be sure to rise and shine early in the morning. A study of 500 people found that 75 percent of those who worked out in the morning had a more regular routine when compared with only half of those who waited to get in a workout in the afternoon. The reason? Waking up early to exercise is when you have the fewest excuses not to be exercising. Another added bonus for that early morning workout was you’ll go to work feeling more focused. Just 20 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise done first thing in the morning improved concentration, reading comprehension, and cognitive function.
2. Do firm then burn
Many of us may work in some aerobic exercise first before pumping iron. But that strategy may not be the best for efficient fat burning. This was the conclusion from a study at the University of Tokyo who observed exercisers who lifted weights first then biked within 2 minutes to use more of their fat stores than those who rested loner or didn’t tone or firm at all.
Doing resistance training first before cardiovascular moves is also good for your heart. Arteries stiffen during resistance training, increasing blood pressure. But when followed cardio such as a 20 minute run or brisk walk, it counteracts the effects and expedites your arteries’ return to normal.
3. To rev up fat burn, push up the pace
After lifting weights, get set to really mobilize fat stores by going for a bigger afterburn. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) increases the release of growth hormones, which mobilize fat to be used as fuel, plus it increases your metabolism to stay elevated about 10 to 15 percent above its baseline meaning you’ll be burning more fat for several hours post workout.
4. Prevent a midday slump by taking a power walk
Think exercise makes you tired? Think again. Just 20 minutes of low-intensity aerobic activity such as walking can give you a 20 percent surge in energy so says research at the University of Georgia in Athens. When we move, brain chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin are altrered leading to improved energy. This same quick recharge of activity will also burn about 75 calories.
5. Take stairs two at a time
One of the best ways to power activate your legs’ fast-twitch muscle fibers, which burn more calories than slow-twitch fibers is to opt for the stairs – but take them two at a time. This is also a perfect way to use muscles in your legs that commonly don’t get used enough for many people due to long periods of remaining seated.