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Tips On Burning Calories Effectively Thru Increasing Physical Activity

Aug 17, 2007
The calorie your body burns greatly depends on your weight, on the activities that you do and on the level of intensity of your activity or exercising.

Metabolic Rate refers to the rate your body burns calories. If you consume 2,500 calories per day, and also burns up 2,500 calories per day, then your body will remain at your same present weight.

However, if you consume 2,500 calories per day but only burn 2,000 calories, then for sure, you will gain more weight, of approximately 1 pound a week.

This is the reason why some individuals do not get fat in spite of eating a lot junk food; because they burn what they eat.

The "American College of Sports Medicine" suggests that by engaging in any physical activity at least 30 minutes a day three times a week is the most effective way to lose some weight.

Aerobic exercises include activities like as running, walking, bicycling, dancing or swimming; these are activities that raise your heart rate.

If you lessen or maintain the amount of food you eat and indulge in aerobic exercises, in a few weeks you can be a pound lighter.

Not only aerobic exercises burn calories effectively, it also raises your body's metabolism in order that you can burn calories efficiently at a greater or faster rate.

Alternatively, dieting continuously lowers normally your metabolism so that you gain weight even if you eat fewer calories compared to the person not dieting but eating more calories.

Here are tips on how to burn calories:

1. Do cardio or aerobic exercises. Aside from regularly doing your aerobic exercises, increase your physical activity any chance you get.

For instance, try walking instead of riding your way to the grocery. Climb the stairs instead of using the elevator or escalator. Park your car further away from the store so that you can walk more and burn more calories.

2. Begin a "weight-training" exercise program either by yourself or with an instructor.

Begin a complete body workout three or four times a week with 15 to 20 repetitions.

Remember to frequently stretch your body improve blood circulation and your flexibility. Weight training can supply you with more muscles that will effectively help you to burn more fat even while sleeping.

3. Cut down on sugar. Excess sugar, is stored by the body as fat.

4. Eat vegetables. Eat plenty of vegetables in your daily diet as they are rich in fiber that will easily make you feel full and let you burn calories.

5. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Staying well hydrated is significant to having healthy skin and healthy "immune system".

6. When hungry, snack on healthy stuff such as nuts, raisins, dried fruits and vegetables. It is very significant to frequently eat when you are attempting to lose weight or build muscles. Not eating or holding back your hunger will burn muscle off and trigger the body to put aside more fat.

7. Eat more protein. According to researchers, proteins help build more muscles and burn fat. Eating protein helps also to avoid muscle loss when dieting.

8. Yogurt can also help you effectively lose weight. A study recently conducted among overweight individuals who consumed three servings a day of yogurt twelve weeks lost about 22 percent more weight, about 61 percent more fat and approximately 81 percent more fat in the abdominals compared to those who consumed the same amount of calories not consuming yogurt.

However make certain that you buy yogurt with no sugar added and contains real fruit.

9. Never believe what you read on food labels. Stop eating foods that are fat-free since most of these have hidden fake or synthetic fats called trans or hydrogenated fats , that can just hurt you even more than taking saturated ordinary fat.

Above all, just eat foods in moderation and balance it with your daily activities. Over eating of any food can be more than what your body can utilize for energy, and will just be stored away as fat.

Simply put, a balanced lifestyle is key to staying fit, thin and healthy. Balance your food intake to the activities that you do each day.
About the Author
Lee Dobbins writes for http://calories.health-webzone.com where you can learn more about calories , how to count them and how to use them to lose weight.
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