Many people find exercise either boring or uncomfortable. However, to burn fat efficiently your metabolism needs to be raised, and a very effective way to do this is through exercising.
Metabolism involves a complex system of hormones and enzymes interacting to convert food into energy, and to burn that energy more effectively.
However, your metabolism is affected by your age (metabolism slows about 5% each decade after age 40), gender (females have a slower metabolism than males because they have less muscle mass), and hereditary factors.
A combination of a proper diet and appropriate exercise will result in a healthy fat loss.
To burn fat and raise metabolism, your exercise must include the following:
- Be challenging
- Duration between 30-60 minutes
- Exercise 3-5 times weekly
- Strength training 3 times weekly
- Cardio 2-3 times weekly