Do the right type of training
With much dispute around what the best training method is for fat loss, it’s difficult to know whether we should be pounding on the treadmill for hours or pumping iron. If you want to improve health, drop body fat or tone up, the most beneficial way of training is the one that you can do consistently with the most enjoyment. Here are a few options to get you moving more.
High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) involves doing short bursts of intense exercise followed by short rest periods. This type of training will burn fat fast due to the oxygen debt during the workout and your body’s need for more oxygen post-workout to return back to a normal state. You will continue to burn calories at a faster rate after the session. It’s also a great stress buster and guaranteed way to get the endorphins going.
Weight training is another effective workout method – crucial for booting metabolism. The more lean muscle you have, the faster your metabolism and therefore the more calories your body is going to burn at rest, which will help you to drop body fat. Lifting will also improve your strength, posture, bone density and most importantly, your mood. Try to include compound movements such as squats and deadlifts, which work a number of different muscle groups at the same time.
If sweating it out in a spin class or running a 10k is more your thing, keep doing what you’re doing. Chances are you are burning a couple of hundred calories in one session, which should leave you in a deficit over the course of the day. This form of aerobic training will improve your cardiovascular fitness and reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.