Weight loss is a challenge for most people, but this does not mean that you cannot lose weight.
Losing the pounds basically depends on two things – your diet and how you structure your workouts.
When done correctly, your workout plan will surely aid in losing the extra fat. Remember, one thing is certain: Whether you exercise in the morning, afternoon or at night, you are doing something wonderful for your body and mind.
1. Warm Up Before Exercising
Before you start any workout session, it is important to warm up. A short warm-up session before exercising will promote blood flow throughout the body, including your muscles; stretch out any rigid muscles; allow the heart ample time to adjust to the body’s increasing demand for oxygen; and significantly reduce the risk of injuries.
According to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, warming up before exercising improves performance.
A warm-up session of 10 to 20 minutes can make you even more active after the gym, which will increase the overall amount of calories your body burns.
A warm-up session can consist of 5 minutes of jogging, 5 minutes of brisk high-knee marching and 5 minutes of toe-reach stretch exercises, hip-flexor stretch exercises and side stretch exercises.
2. Start Your Day with a Workout
If you are serious about losing weight, be an early bird and do your workout in the morning.
The increased metabolism will give you more energy throughout the day and also promote calorie-burning. You will burn more calories if you indulge in a regular workout before having your breakfast.
A 2010 study published in the Journal of Physiology shows that fasted training is more potent than fed training to facilitate adaptations in muscle and to improve whole-body glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity during a test period involving a hypercaloric, fat-rich diet.