3 Tips to Help You Burn Fat More Efficiently

3 Tips to Help You Burn Fat More Efficiently 

IMG_6729We all have problem areas where fat cells seem to congregate and unfortunately, thrive. The million dollar question is, how do you burn that fat off without burning up our valuable muscle tissue? Here are three specific things you can do to help your body burn fat more efficiently.

1. Incorporate a Mix of Low, Medium, and High Intensity Cardiovascular Exercise.

Variation of the intensity at which you do your cardio can help you stimulate all of your different energy systems, protect you from overuse injuries, and help make your workouts more enjoyable. Incorporating such a variation can be done through intervals. When doing a cardio session, alternate a hard segment for one to two minutes followed by a recovery segment for one to two minutes. Repeat this series for the duration of your workout.

2. Exercise Consistently.

This may seem like a no brainer, stating the obvious, regular exercise can help you burn fat and lose weight. However, it’s not just about the calories you burn, it’s also about the adaptations your body makes when you exercise on a regular basis. Many of those adaptations lead directly to the ability to burn fat without trying. Your body becomes more efficient at delivering and extracting oxygen, which helps your cells burn fat more efficiently. Exercising consistently also leads to better circulation which allows the fatty acids to move through the blood and into the muscles, making fat more readily available for fueling the body.

3. Incorporate Weight Lifting into Your Workout Regimen

Building more muscle by lifting weights will assist in burning more fat. A diet only approach to weight loss may lower your resting metabolic rate by up to 20% a day. Lifting weights and maintaining the muscle mass you currently obtain helps keep your metabolism up. Lifting weights at a higher intensity can actually increase the calories you burn after your workout.

For more information on burning fat, nutrition, health and fitness, or if you’re frustrated with your current level of fitness and have been thinking about hiring a personal trainer, contact us.

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