Everyone wants to lose weight and the best way to do that is to burn calories. The key is burning more calories than you take in to sustain your activity level. Calories burned are a measurement of energy. As you burn calories your body converts food into energy by using proteins, carbohydrates and fats with oxygen from the foods you eat.
As has been emphased, if you burn more calories than you eat will lose weight. If you eat high fatty calories and just sit, you will have rolls of fat around your middle and your arms will be flabby. Want a huge glute? Keep eating and not moving.
We do burn calories just by living. Average people need about 2000 calories a day to provide energy for breathing, chewing, circulating blood and digesting food. You also burn calories through household chores, being active and playing sports. It has been proven that the more muscle tissues you have the more calories you will burn. Logically, build more muscle and burn more calories.
Studies have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that just ten minutes of exercise will have an hour”s effect on your body. Short bursts of exercise are great for your body. Use calorie burning techniques in your day and start to see weight melt within a reasonable amount of time.
We all see our neighbors outside in the morning walking and talking. Good for them. Take their example and join them for a brisk walk around the block. If you have no friends, take you dog or our spouse on a fun walk. Learn to communicate with either your pet or spouse on your walk; a great benefit!
If you have a choice between the elevator, the escalator or the stars opt for the stairs. If your office is more than four levels up, start to build your stamina by adding more stairs on a weekly basis. Soon you will be walking all the way to the 25th floor of your building. Your legs will be exercised, you glutes will gain form, and your heart and oxygen levels will be increased.
If the weather permits park your car as far away from the front doors as possible.
Ride your bike around the neighborhood. This is awesome exercise. You don”t need a fancy racing model, just a cute upright with a basket for groceries and carry-homes.
Just get up and move. Garden, walk, and jog in place. Sitting and just watching television 24/7 is not worth the programming that you will see. You need to move and move often.