A good way to reduce fat is to increase your activity level. This increases calorie burn, protects against muscle loss and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently, raises your motivation to lose weight and helps you to maintain a healthier ‘weight loss lifestyle’.
How Greater Activity Helps You to Reduce Fat
Let’s say you eat 4 chocolate-covered pretzels (approx 200 calories).
- If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 18 minutes.
- If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 40 minutes.
- In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to lose weight.
- Finally, exercise also helps you to lose weight by boosting your motivation to stick to your fat loss program.
Note: all calorie-burn figures are approximate. They are based on a 150 pound woman. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more calories. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less calories.