When you are trying to lose weight fast and stay really healthy at the same time, you have to follow a fitness program based on both strength and endurance. By constantly building more muscle strength, you’ll boost your metabolism and turn your body into a calorie burning engine. You know that the stronger your muscles are the better results you’ll get! And by building endurance, you will be able to do progressively harder workouts and lose weight faster than ever before.
Here are a few ways to improve physical strength and endurance fast:
1. Make sure you are exercising at your maximum heart rate.
The heart is the biggest muscle of your body, and it controls the oxygen flow to your your muscles during physical activity. It is basically working out with you when you are exercising.
To increase cardiovascular endurance, you have to elevate your heart rate by adding more intensity to your cardio exercises. Don’t walk or run slowly for 1 hour on the treadmill at the same moderate pace – you have to increase your heart rate by adding incline on the treadmill or by pumping up the resistance on the elliptical and bike.
To target your maximum heart rate, a good rule of thumb is to subtract your age from 220. For most weight loss exercises your heart should be beating at 60-75% of your maximum heart rate. If you have any heart problems, you should talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program. Continue Reading