Fat-Burning Exercise: The Key to a Fitter and Healthier You

Being physically fit is the key to having a healthy body well into your senior years. You want to be up and about when you’re 80, not confined to a bed or a wheelchair. And it doesn’t take a miracle, either. All you have to do is practice a regular fitness routine and follow that up with a healthy diet. If you have a diet that is big on fast food coupled with little or no regular physical exercise, then you are definitely headed for trouble in your golden years. You might not even make it that long. Check out the national statistics for heart disease, and read the studies relating cardiovascular health to diet and fitness. So don’t wait, get on your feet and do something about it.

It’s a sure sign of poor fitness when you start seeing yourself get love handles. Not only is that bad for your health, it’s rather unattractive and embarrassing to have fat bulging from the sides. They may be called love handles, but we can hardly say that we love having them. In fact, what we would dearly love is to get rid of them and have a lean and healthy figure. If that’s your goal, then your fitness program should definitely be oriented towards fat-burning exercise.

What does that mean, exactly? Well, first of all purge your mind of those images of musclebound juggernauts pumping iron. Weight training is great for fitness, of course, but it is more effective for such goals as muscle increase and body shaping. But if your focus is on weight loss, then you should put more of your time and energy into fat-burning exercises, those that involve a good cardiovascular workout.

The good thing to note is that there is a great variety in cardio fitness exercises. To run down the list, we can mention aerobics, biking, swimming, running, squash, and badminton. We can go on, but you must get the idea. You can also get the right training by using an elliptical machine, a fitness treadmill, or a stationary bike. With all the options available to you, there is sure to be one form of training that you will like. It doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as it becomes a regular part of your life’s routine.

If you can afford it, I suggest you hire yourself a personal fitness trainer. Self-motivation will always be important, but it is even better if you have someone who can personally oversee your training and offer you encouragement when you need it. Another advantage of getting a personal trainer is having someone who can design a fitness program to fit your lifestyle. You are sure to burn fat off more quickly, and the cost to you would certainly be worth the result of gaining a more attractive figure and a longer and healthier life.