In these financially lean times, more and more people are getting so caught-up in the daily grind. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a regular exercise regimen and having a healthy diet is becoming a luxury only a few can afford because of lack of time. This explains why a majority of the North American population is overweight.
The food industry’s successful production of fast gastronomic fare that more often than not fills-up our system with empty calories isn’t making things easier on our bellies either. Buckets of greasy chicken and calorie-loaded shakes are available to us round the clock and they’re taking their toll on our figures.
Since we’re living in a democracy and our government can’t really dictate what stores and restaurants serve, it’s quite obvious that the only way to curb effects of high-calorie dining is through regular exercise. Adopting a regular workout routine even for 30 minutes a day can get us in shape as well as reduce the stresses of the day.
Since time is an issue for most people these days, choosing workouts that have the highest efficiency in using-up energy is the key. Countless studies have been done and it’s been found that there is a way to burn enough calories each day to bring about fat loss without spending most of your post-work hours in the gym.
We amass body fat when we have surplus calories upon hitting the sack each night. The only real way to lose weight from stored fat is to burn more calories than we get from the food we eat. Doing exercises with high calorie-burning potential makes sure we use up all the energy we get from all the unhealthy food we munch on.
Experts discovered that high intensity interval training (a combination of 2 types of cardio exercises) consume the most energy in less time. Since we also have to increase our body’s metabolism and cannot rely solely on cardio exercises for sustainable fat loss, modifying our muscle-building routines to maximize calorie-burn is also a good technique for achieving rapid fat loss.
Core strengthening exercises are perfect for increasing the amount of caloric energy our bodies use up while developing muscle tissue. Working our body’s base- our thighs, buttocks, abdomen and lower back muscle all at the same time will enable us to burn calories faster while improving our posture, balance and endurance.
The myriad of alternatives we have available to us to work-out the muscles of our trunk and legs all at once can also boost the fun factor of our exercise regimen. Playing tennis or basketball instead of the treadmill or aerobics every now and then is an exciting way to shorten our workout sessions while facilitating quick fat-loss.