Have you tried a few different diets and found that you still can't slim down your figure? Following is the perfect program to help you get that thin, toned body you've been wanting.
Do sports to stay in shape
Physical exercise is beneficial for your health and quality of life. It helps protect you from sickness and provides you with a general sense of well-being. But it's also a highly effective way to slim your figure (and thus lose weight), if the physical exercise is combined with a balanced diet. Sports/fitness activities make you burn more energy, while building muscle mass tones your body, which helps make your figure toned and svelte. Which sports are recommended for slimming down?
Cardio training for slimming down ...
Endurance sports are perfect for slimming down. So get into the habit of working out on cardio training machines, such as an exercise bike, treadmill, rowing machine, cross trainer, and/or cardio training bike. These fitness activities force your body to consume oxygen and glucose in order to produce the required effort. The result? After about 30 minutes, your body will have used up its glucose reserves and will start burning its reserves of fats (on the waist, buttocks, thighs) in order to supply the body with the energy it needs to produce the required effort.
And there's more!
In addition to helping you lose weight, regular cardio workouts on machines provide a number of significant advantages:
- Stay in shape at your own pace, regardless of the weather outside.
- Work out your heart gently, without stress, and improve your cardiovascular endurance.
- Build muscle without risking injury to your joints.
- Include active recovery times into your workouts, and improve your performance by combining it with another sports/fitness activity such as muscle building.
Your workout pace
The ideal workout frequency specifically for slimming down is 45 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week. Do longer sessions that are moderately difficult rather than exercises that are short and intense. To start burning fat right away as you train, we recommend exercising in the morning before breakfast (but after having something to drink). This early morning session should not be longer than 30 to 45 minutes.
To lose weight more quickly you have to work out in an aerobic state, which is when your body is exercising at 60 to 70% of your maximum heart rate (MHR). In theory, your MHR is calculated as follows: For men, 220 minus your age; 226 for women, since women's heart rates are naturally slightly faster than men's.