Burn more calories while working out sounds like a great idea, but how is this possible? Researchers have discovered that trying these tips while working out will help you burn more calories.
Exercise is essential for the health and well being all all humans. Lack of time and interest pose possible threats to deter us from working out. I recommend working out more efficiently.
Exercising comes in various forms. The exercise options can be nearly limitless. I recommend doing whatever you enjoy doing, as this will help decrease the chance you discontinuing the program altogether.
Disclaimer – Consult your primary care physician before starting any fitness program. This is particularly true if you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain, especially when exercising. Use caution if you smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain, or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.
Tips to Help You Burn More Calories While Working Out
- Listen to music. Listening to music with tempos between 120-140 beats per minute showed the most benefit.
- Use the buddy system. Having a workout partner will increase the intensity of the exercise by as much as 200%.
- Walk free. If you are using the treadmill, let go of the handles as this will strengthen your core and your balance. Use the handles if you are getting tired or losing your balance.
- Use your arms. While walking, involve your arms to generate more muscle involvement.
- HIIT it! Using this form of training can maximize your calorie burn in a short amount of time.
- Load up. Adding a weighted vest of carrying small weights on a treadmill will make your body work harder and burn more calories as a result. Consult a trainer before adding weights or a weight vest to any exercise to be sure you are using the right amount of added resistance.
- Raise it up. Adding an incline to the treadmill will make you use more effort, thus using more calories to complete your walk. Incline slowly and gradually over workout sessions to decrease your chance of putting added stress on your shins.
- Coffee, need I say more? Caffeine can boost exercise performance, so have a little before workouts.
- Hydrate! Drink water before your workout as staying hydrated will help you complete the exercise routine easier.
- Listen to your body. Don’t be too distracted at the gym or during your workout. Focus on the task at hand and listen to your body for any abnormal cues.
I hope this helps your workout routine. Good luck and enjoy!!
Dr Spencer Charlet
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