Top 8 Benefits Of Weight Loss

If you know you need to burn fat and lose weight, get yourself going!  Here are 8 top benefits of lasting weight loss:

A huge part of the fitness lifestyle is to stay as active as possible every day, even between workouts. By staying active, you keep your fat burning enzymes and metabolism active.

Don't make the mistake of lying around as much as possible until your workout. Research proves that your fat-burning enzymes shut down when you sit down. Get up and move around during the day to keep your metabolism ramped up all day and burn more fat and calories. Stand-up desks are becoming more popular to keep you active and alert during the long day.

One good way to help maintain weight loss is to.....DRUM ROLL....walk as much as possible every day. Walking 30 minutes every day will do the trick. It could be at the start, during or end of day (or any combination). You get great mental and emotional benefits too.  Try to walk unplugged from your electrical devices.  You will survive not constantly checking your cell phone!

You could also do fat-burning interval walking workouts for better results:

Speed walk intervals
  • Jog, 2 minutes, to warm up and get your heart rate up
  • Walk slow 2 minutes

  • Walk fast, 2 minutes
  • Walk slow, 1 minute
  • Do this rotation for 20 minutes

As for your regular workouts, speed up the pace of your workouts and start burning more fat with these 7 tips:

1. Take less rest time between exercises. Thirty seconds between exercises or very little rest between exercises work well in a circuit-style strength workout.

2. Do superset workouts with strength exercises. Superset strength training burns fat better than traditional strength training. When you pair two non-competing exercises, it allows you to do more work because one or more muscle groups can rest while you work other or opposing muscle groups.

For example, you could do a set of squats followed immediately by a set of standing shoulder presses.  Rest 60 seconds and go to the next superset (such as bench press followed immediately by bentover dumbbell rows).

3. Do more full speed exercises. Medicine ball exercises such as slams, throws and chops can be done full speed with a medicine ball weighing about 10% of your body weight.

4. Do short workouts, such as 10-minute workouts to ramp up the intensity.

5. Do bodyweight cardio workouts to get strength and cardio benefits in one workout. This type of workout is typically 20-30 minutes. You could choose 3 or 4 bodyweight exercises and do a short 20-minute circuit workout. Full body exercises like squats work best to work major muscle groups and burn more fat.

6. Include more jumping exercises in your workouts. Jumps are inherently intense and the faster the better.

7. Do sprint intervals or gassers for cardio exercise. Twenty minutes of cardio exercise will burn fat and save your precious muscle mass. It also prevents the boredom that can happen with long, slow-paced cardio sessions.

Quicken the pace of your workouts and get faster results.

Exercise smarter, not harder. Your heart, mind and body will thank you!

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About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.