Keeping Fit With Good Exercising Habits
Article by Gen Wright
Keeping fit is all about having good habits. I see many people with a desire to lose weight. So they set a target for themselves, and then go about a weight loss diet. This usually involves light exercises and eating less. Unfortunately, this is the type of mistakes that won’t get them an results.
You see, when you exercise lightly, you are not building strength. To succeed at losing weight for the long term, you only have to keep one thing in mind – to boost your metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate determines the amount of calories that you burn each day, even while you are not working out. So the higher your metabolic rate, the more you can eat without gaining extra pounds. So the question is, how do you boost your metabolism?
The answer is a simple one. All you need to do is to give your muscles some resistance to build strength, and then feed those muscles. That means no more leisurely runs or walks. Ever heard of people boosting how they lose so much weight by spending less time? That’s because they are spending time on exercises that really get them results. That’s why they can afford to spend less time working out, and still lose weight. You are trying to achieve the same thing here. Just copy what the successful people do and you will see similar results for yourself.
Upon observations, here is a list of habits that will help you become fitter:
Habit 1: Eating smaller meals on a more frequent basis. You must be puzzled why some people can eat and eat but they don’t grow fat. Here is the secret – the more you eat, the healthier you become. That’s because when you distribute your meals evenly, your body gets a boost of energy every 2 to 3 hours. In other words, you are “training” your body to burn up food as fuel. And the body does so because it “knows” that it will have food to burn every 3 to 4 hours. So it keeps burning up calories all day long.
Habit 2: Intense workouts help to build strength. Walking, jogging, leisure swimming are not great exercises for strength building. They help you relax though. If you need a good distraction from work, then these are good exercises. But if you are looking to build strength, boost metabolism and lose weight, then you need to engage in resistance training. For 3 to 4 times each week, start hitting the gym. You don’t need to spend too much time there because the exercises that you engage in will be intense. It shouldn’t take long for you to grow tired!
Habit 3: Keep consuming proteins. Proteins help to repair and grow your muscles. As you gain more muscle mass, your metabolic rate will increase. You will soon find yourself burning more calories each day!
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