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Burn Fats Faster In 6 Easy Steps

Aug 17, 2007
We all know that metabolism refers to the way our body uses the calories from the food we eat and breaks them into energy. Probably, you may also know that our metabolic rate decreases with age at about 5-10 percent every decade. However, do you know that you can keep your metabolism at optimal levels for several decades? By keeping your metabolism at an optimal level, you will be able to burn fat faster and obtain a leaner body.

Here are 6 proven steps to get you started.

1. Interval Training
Your metabolism usually returns to its normal state soon after a moderate aerobic workout. To help your body burn more calories long after your workout, you can add interval training to your routine. Interval training is where you add bursts of high intensity moves into your workout. For example, if your current routine is jogging, add a 30 seconds sprint every 5 minutes. If you are on the treadmill, add 1 minute incline every 5 minutes. Research has shown that high intensity interval training burns more fats compared to consistent aerobic exercise.

2. Have Your Breakfast
To succeed in weight loss, you need to eat your breakfast. Studies show that your metabolic rate slows as you sleep and the process of digestion can rev it up again. Again, remember that if your metabolic rate is high, you have a better chance against the fats. Of course, you should have a healthy and balanced breakfast while you are at it.

3. Lift Weights
Believe it or not, weight training can help burn your calories fast. This is because an increase in muscle tissue causes a corresponding increase in our metabolic rate. Adding weight training to your cardio routine will boost your metabolism as a result of muscle growth.

4.Drink Water
Drinking water can help increase your body calories burning capability. When your body is dehydrated, your body's ability to burn calories decrease by 2 percent each day. One study even found that metabolic rate can increase by 30 percent after drinking half a litre of water.

5. Keep That Body Moving
If you are able to, divide your workout into 2 20-minute sessions. Your metabolism will probably rev up for an hour after each workout. This means that you will burn more calories than if you had just one session. If your schedule does not allow, go for 5 minutes of activity instead such as climbing stairs or brisk walking. A 5-minute walk every hour can mean an extra 200 calories burned each day.

6. Get Enough Sleep
Without getting enough sleep, your body may lack the energy to do its normal everyday functions and this includes calories burning. In addition, many people who lose sleep may feel hungry despite having enough food intake. This could be due to the fact that sleep loss has been shown to affect the release of cortisol, a hormone that regulates appetite. So if you can, get 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night.

As you can see, these 6 steps are not difficult to implement. Apply them in your daily life and you can expect more energy and a more beautiful body in you.
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