Losing weight typically means boosting metabolism to burn fat. One of the quickest ways to lose weight fast is through fat burning exercises.
Fat Burning Exercise #1: Strength Training
Strength training, or muscle building exercises, help breakdown fat and increase body fitness. Since lean muscle burns more calories than fatty tissue, even when you’re not exercising, the more lean muscle you build, the more efficiently your metabolism will burn the calories you eat every day! Try investing in a small set of free weights, some resistance bands or use your own body weight (like with lunges, pull ups and squats) to build more muscle and burn more fat 24 hours a day!
Fat Burning Exercise #2: Aerobic Workouts
Aerobic, or cardiovascular exercise, is necessary to burn calories. Aerobic refers to vigorous exercise that elevates your heart rate for at least 12 minutes. Cardio exercises aren’t limited to running. Try biking, hiking, brisk walking or even jumping on a trampoline. Any vigorous exercise that you enjoy will not only keep your heart and circulatory system healthy, but done regularly it can burn fat and calories for a leaner stronger you! Even if you only have small time periods available, break your workouts up into 2 or 3 different sessions to get 30 or 40 minutes total each day!
Fat Burning Exercise #3: Circuit Training
Without question, you get the most benefit from a combination of strength training and aerobic workouts. Try circuit training to get the benefits of both in half the time! Choose an aerobic exercise (like an elliptical machine). Do 12 minutes of the aerobic exercise, then stop and pick up your resistance bands. Do five minutes of vigorous upper or lower body exercises with the resistance bands. Switch back to your aerobic work for another 12 minutes, and end with 5 different resistance band exercises. In 34 minutes, you incorporated both types of exercises burning calories and fat, and building lean muscle! You could even engage in circuit training routines that simutaneaouly incorporate cardio and strength training.
Remember, choosing foods high in nutrients and low in fat, sugar and salt–in combination with exercise–is the best way to overall enhance your health and fitness.