When we hear the word workout, it is usually associated with the gym, heavy gym equipment, treadmills, and weights. What most of us don’t know is that burning fat through workouts cannot only be performed inside the gym, but absolutely anywhere; and not only anywhere, but anytime.
Ever thought of exercising to get rid of all those unwanted fats and have a leaner, sexier, and healthier body? Ever wondered what the best exercise would be for you? Whatever form of exercise you choose, you have to make sure that you are comfortable with it, and it will maximize your efforts so that you will really see satisfying effects after a period of time.
First, you have to find time for your exercise. Most of us don’t know how to fit in a period of workout in our busy schedules. The truth is, it’s really possible. Exercising for 30 minutes a day, three to four times a week is a fair time for you to keep yourself healthy. Maximize your day by keeping your body moving.
When going to work, use a bicycle. Not only is it faster and more economical, cycling is a good cardio exercise, increasing your blood circulation, especially to the brain, making you very fit and active for your work.
Make your lunch break productive. Try going for a 30-minute brisk walk or run. This refreshes you for the second half of the day and again, increases your body’s blood circulation, making you more alert and active. This prevents you from being sleepy during work, which usually happens every after lunch.
Had an early dismissal from work? Why not try walking home? If you have enough time, you could use the time to burn off extra calories. Walking is also a good cardio exercise, although less intense than jogging.
It wouldn’t hurt to exercise at home also. Instead of idling in front of the TV while you’re watching your favorite show, you could try to do simple exercises that you know of just to cool you off from your hard day’s work.
If you plan on having an exercise plan that you want to do at home, the best fat-burning exercises would be the aerobic exercises which are 30 minutes or more in duration and those which keep the major muscles of your body moving. Even so, the more muscles you use in exercising, the more fat you burn.
The key trick here is doing the exercises moderately in a long period, and not intensely at one short time. Intense exercise at a short time burns sugars, not fats. Unlike a slow, moderate exercise over a long period, you burn the fat out of you, even after you already have stopped exercising. To burn fat, you could try walking, jogging, running, cycling or swimming.
Here is a guide to maintaining the quality of your exercise regimen:
Be sure to couple your exercise plan with a good diet. Exercising without a proper diet is like being married to a bummer. Sooner or later, everything wouldn’t be the way you wanted it to be, and then you would want a divorce. Compliance to your planned exercise and a proper diet won’t fail you in giving you the results that you have been waiting for. If you have the determination and passion to keep yourself healthy and fit, compliance won’t be difficult for you. So start your adventure to a fitter and healthier body! Get a move on, now!