Fat Burning During Exercise
Fat Burning, Energy & Exercise
During moderate-intensity exercise, the body burns
fat for energy. And by engaging in that type of activity
over and over, you are effectively telling your body
that you need that fat. So, to prepare for the next
time it is called on to repeat the activity, your body
will store more fat.
Conversely, when you engage in short bursts of high-intensity
exercise, your body uses glycogen stored in the muscle
tissues for energy. Over time, this conditions your
body to store energy in the muscles - rather than as
Exercising this way will also cause you to burn more
fat during your recovery period, as the glycogen in
the muscles is restored.
The key to fat loss is muscle building. For every
pound of new muscle, your body will burn an additional
60 calories per day.
Three pounds of muscle burns as many calories as a
one-mile run - while you're sitting still! An extra
five pounds of muscle automatically burns an additional
31 pounds of fat in a year.
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Exercise Index | Benefits
| Body Type | Guidelines
| Personality | Aerobic
| Anaerobic | Compound
| Fat Burning | Body Shaping
| The Core | Weight Training
| Stretching | Troubleshooting