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Have You Ever Tried Using the Ballroom to Lose Weight?

Jun 25, 2008
Exercises to burn fat do not have to be complex and difficult in order to be effective. Any of the following fat burning exercises are examples of how simple, convenient exercises can help you burn large amounts of fat.

Walk Away from Flab

Studies have proven that you can burn more fat calories through low-impact workouts, such as walking, than you would lose doing more strenuous exercises. For those of you who need to lose weight and burn fat, but don't want to put too much pressure on your joints, this is very good news. Additionally, walking is a great exercise that doesn't cost a thing.

When you begin, you should only walk for 10-20 minutes at a time. Begin by going at a comfortable speed; then try and increase your speed just a little bit every day. Do not go overboard. The correct speed for your fitness level, is the level at which are still able to talk normally while you are walking. Wait until you are in better shape before you move on to the next level. You can take walking to the next level by carrying small weights in your hands while you exercise. Adding weights to your walk will increase the amount of fat and calories that you burn, and it will also build muscle.

Dance Away Fat

These days, more and more people are choosing dancing as a way to burn fat and lose pounds. What makes using dance as a workout so great is that you can enjoy yourself so much that you won't even remember that you're exercising.

Doing 30 minutes of ballroom dancing can cause a person weighing 150 pounds to burn between 103 and 189 calories; that same person could burn over 200 calories in 30 minutes if they choose to do ballet or aerobic dancing instead.

So now we know that dancing burns calories, but why is it such an effective fat burner? Dance helps burn fat using both aerobic and anaerobic exercise, because it usually involves moving fast and moving slow. When you dance at a faster speed, you activate your anaerobic system and burn the energy that is stored in your muscles. The carbohydrates stored in the body are converted to energy through dance steps which are slow, and these start the aerobic system. As your aerobic system works, it not only burns fat and burns calories, but it also increases your muscle mass, which provides an additional way to burn fat.

Jogging for Less Jiggle

If you're looking for an additional fat burning exercise, jogging is a good option. By jogging for 30 minutes, a person who weighs 150 pounds, can burn 238 calories. Also, you can increase the effectiveness of your jogging by alternating between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in the way we just discussed. To begin, walk at a medium pace for about two minutes. Then, jog for two minutes. For thirty minutes go back and forth between both. Alternating between fast and slow exercises ensures that your body uses both its aerobic and anaerobic systems, causing your workout to have an increased efficiency at burning fat.

Muscling in on Fat

As we have already discussed, increasing the amount of muscle in your body will help you to burn fat. The reason for this is that muscle increases your metabolic rate, thereby burning a greater amount of calories. Weightlifting is the best way to build lean muscle.

A lightweight barbell is a good way to start out. The best weight to begin with is typically 5 pounds. A good way to test the weight is by doing around 10 lifts with the dumbbell. If you find it easy to do 10 repetitions, this means you need to use a larger weight. Choose a lighter weight to work with if you find it difficult to make it to 10. A good plan is to do fat burning workouts one day, then lift weights the next, and so on.

You will be able to loose weight easily once you pick the most appropriate fat burning exercise routine for you.
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