Knowledge of fat burning exercise will be a great help to you, when you are ready to take effective action to lose the unwanted fat on your body. You will know when that time arrives, because you will feel fed up with the fat you see in the mirror every day. If that time is now, dig into it right away. If not, save this article in case that time arrives for you at some time in the future.
You will not lose the undesired fat from your body by going on a diet. Diets, by themselves, do not bring about fat loss, although they do bring about temporary weight loss. However, you want fat loss, not temporary weight loss. It is a scientific fact that the only way you can lose the unwanted fat from your body is by exercising.
Exercise for fat loss falls into two general categories. They are aerobic exercise and strength training. The rest of this article will be devoted to information about losing fat from aerobic exercise. This is because it is more likely that you will begin exercising for fat loss, by doing a type of aerobic exercise. You may switch to strength training or do a combination of both in the future.
There are a few types of aerobic fat burning exercise. The most commonly done forms are jogging, walking briskly, swimming and bicycle riding. There is much for you to learn in order to burn fat, when doing aerobic exercise. In this article, I will give you enough information to get you started exercising for fat loss.
You will only burn fat from aerobic exercise, if you exert yourself at a certain rate that is right for you. That rate is based on your level of fitness. The more fit that you are, the more you will have to exert yourself in order to burn fat. If you exert yourself too much or too little, you will not burn fat. Here are two clues that will help you to exert yourself at a rate that will enable fat burning to occur
- You should feel a small amount of perspiration on the back of your neck or on the small of your back
- You should be able to carry on a conversation, as you are exercising; you should not be breathless
You should do your fat burning exercise routine exercise for at least 30 minutes. You wont be burning fat for all of that time. Your body goes through several stages, before it reaches the point where you are burning fat. Initially you will only burn carbohydrates for energy. This lasts for approximately 10 minutes. Then you begin to burn fat for energy.
Your objectives for losing fat will determine how often you exercise and for how long you carry on doing an exercise routine that burns fat. If you want to achieve permanent fat loss, you will need to do a form of fat burning exercise from now on.