Fat Burning Activity Tips:
Article by Rob Ryan
While your driving through one of the many road construction
sites throughout most major cities, notice all the busy lean
workers (except for the operators and foremans). You will very
seldom see an overweight worker due to the demanding physical
activity necessary to perform their duties. In fact,they tend to
eat large lunches for the energy needed, which then gets burned
off when they go back to work.
As noted in Proper Diet And Exercise Tips, if you are one of
those people that find it difficult to find the time to workout,
there are ways to burn fat with daily physical activity routines.
If you perform at least some of them daily, you will lose weight.
Researchers have found that the secret to sticking to an exercise program is finding an activity you think is fun. So not only will you add years to your life and lose weight, studies show that only 30 minutes a day of Fun physical activity is all you need to reap the benefits.
To further emphasis the importance of the simplest of activities to reduce your weight, the Mayo Clinic in 2005 conducted a study led by James Levine, M.D. endocrinologist to see if there were any links between inactivity and obesity, and the study concluded that your NEAT (non -exercise activity termogenesis) is more powerful than formal exercise. NEAT determines who is lean and who is obese.
Obese persons, sit on average,150 minutes more each day
than their lean counterparts, burning up to 350 fewer calories
than lean people. Dr. Levine’s study also went on to determine
that people complaining of low metabolism, were suffering
from low NEAT, which means they have a biological need to
sit more. “A person can expend calories either by going to the
gym, or through everyday activities. We can encourage NEAT
By all means begin to make these activity routines a part of
your everyday life from now on. These, combined with a healthy
diet will get you on the road to looking and feeling healthy.
Dr. Levine also went on to say the NEAT doesn’t reflect a lack
of motivation, but rather a brain chemical difference.
Before you begin your activity routines, start by stretching. When
you do your stretching be sure and hold it for about 20 seconds, so
you completly stretch the muscle. Also be sure you don’t stretch
cold stiff muscles, so make sure your body is loose, with some
light activity first, or do some warmups.
Fat Burning Activity Routines:
* Walk, walk, walk. Easiest and most effective activity
to burn calories. Make it a habit to fast walk from one
daily activity to another.
* Instead of sitting down and talking on the phone, walk
around the house while you talk, or simply pace back
* Start having some fun with the house cleaning and turn
on your favorite music and shake, rattle and roll to a fat
burning clean house.
* Everyone did jumping jacks in gym class and they are
still part of every major professional sport warmup.
Try and do five or six sets of 20 a day.
* If you have kids in the house, get them involved in your
routines and then spend more time doing some physical
activity with them.
* If your fortunate enough to have a lawn service, you might
consider doing it yourself. Gardening and lawn work burn
more calories than walking
* If you have a dog, make it a habit to take it out for
longer walks and be sure to run with Rover more often.
Try and do about two hours a day of the activities that suit you best, and you could burn well over 1000 calories a day. A mile walk will burn 450 calories on 154 lb. man, just to give you an idea of the value of something as simple as walking.
Remember if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight, so a good quality diet plan is also a must with your quality activity routines. There are some good diet meal programs available online, just find the one that’s right for you.
Once you’ve been into your activity routines and the pounds start coming off, it is time to start conditioning your muscles. If you want to bring it to the next level, learn how to “Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle”.
Regards, Rob c/o Ruff Raun
About the Author
Born in 1955 and have been involved with physical fitness and good nutrition since 1968. Physically fit and healthy due to the vigorous cardio and resistance program I’ve developed and have been using since 1992. A user friendly version coming soon for the public.