It is no secret that exercise is the most natural and the safest way for losing weight. But, is one exercise better than another exercise for fast weight loss? Let’s explore the answer to that question.
The best exercise for fast weight loss is exercise of the cardio or aerobic variety.
Anaerobic exercise, such as strength training, lifting weights, or short bursts of intense energy do not really burn fat. They are good for other purposes but not for losing weight.
The one caveat to what I’ve just said is: The more muscle you have, the more fat your body burns because muscles consume energy. To supply those muscles with energy your body must burn fat, if you go about it in the right way.
When thinking about cardio or aerobic exercises that you can do for fast weight loss, you do not need to think only about the aerobics or the spinning class at the gym.
Aerobic and cardio exercises include any exercise that moderately increases your heart rate for sustained periods of time (30 to 60 minutes).
This can include walking at a brisk pace in the neighborhood, hiking in the woods, swimming in the pool, snowshoeing in winter, and many other kinds of exercises.
The secret to fast weight loss through exercise is consistency.
It helps very little if you do not do the exercise every day. You lose fat volume by your body burning more fat than what it puts back in the fat storage areas.
You eat every day, which means your body has the ingredients to produce fat on a daily basis. You must balance that out with daily exercise.
As far as the best exercise for fast weight loss, it is safe to say that it would be the exercise that you like most.
If spending an hour on the elliptical machine in the gym is your favorite then that is the best exercise for fast weight loss for you. The same goes for cycling, running on the treadmill, aerobics class, walking, etc.
The best exercise for fast weight loss is the exercise that you are going to love and enjoy doing. That will help you maintain consistency with your exercise routine.
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