A healthy body image is built from the inside out. It is nurtured by a healthy diet and shaped through lots of exercise. What is your idea of a healthy body? You want it fit, sexy and belly bulge-free, don’t you? That’s why it’s crucial to reach and maintain a weight that is realistic for you. You need to lose excess fat to look great and be really healthy – inside and out.
Here are five tips to rev up your metabolism to burn fat and maintain a healthy BMI (calculate your BMI here!)
1. Cardiovascular Fitness – the #1 calorie-burner.
Cardio is more than a hallmark for burning calories fast, it’s very beneficial to your health. It controls body weight, burns fat and keeps your heart working properly. There are plenty of choices when it comes to picking your favorite cardio workouts; just stick to what you like the most and give it high energy five times a week for a 30 to 60 minutes.
Accepting the cruel truth that 1 pound of fat is the equivalent of 3500 calories; try to burn 700 calories each day to get rid of 1 pound every week. Keep the fat off with these two cardio activities – they can be repeated according to your energy and drive.
- Jumping Rope – you can lose fat with every jump – around 300 calories with a 30 minute workout.
- Kickboxing – alternating kicks and punches not only increases coordination but zaps calories too – approximately 300 calories in 30 minutes.
For beginners, try moderate intensity cardio workout such as brisk walks, which burn from 90-200 calories in a 30 minute session.