Mix It Up For Fat Utilization

Mix It Up For Fat Utilization You've probably heard that High Intensity Interval Training can get you out of the gym in less time while providing a very effective workout. The fat burning potential is said to be as good if not better than what's achieved during steady state exercise. A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise suggests that daily physical activity works in a similar way.

Some healthy male subjects worked off high-fat meals by exercising continuously for 40 minutes followed by another round of steady state activity lasting 45 minutes. Others were told to ride an exercise bike for 5 minutes every half hour a total of 17 times. After 3 days of this, researchers determined that greater fat oxidation occurred with intermittent exercise.

True Strength Moment: If you think about it, you have plenty of opportunities to work interval style activity into your busy day. Take the stairs instead of riding the elevator. Walk to that lunch place down the street instead of driving. Augmenting your time at the gym, these bursts of physical activity might help boost your daily fat burning potential.
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