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How to Burn Calories Faster
Created on Monday, 10 October 2011 10:37
Written by Kristie Harris
Now that you’ve made the commitment to lose weight and get healthier, we’re here to help you burn those calories faster!
Did you know that people with more muscle and less fat generally have a faster metabolic rate, while people with more fat and less muscle generally have a slower metabolic rate? So, that means you have to increase your muscle to fat ratio in order to increase your metabolic rate. And, you guessed it that means you have to exercise! But, before we talk about exercise, let’s find out what “metabolism” means?
According to WebMd, "Metabolism" refers to your body's systems for using or converting energy.
This includes breathing, digestion, the building of muscle, and the storage of fat, circulation of blood -- anything that's part of your body's systems for converting energy into an activity you need to live.”
Now we’re ready to help you burn more calories, faster! Here are a number of ways to increase muscle in order to increase your metabolism to burn more calories:
- Build muscle with this FREE basic strength video – this video will not only increase your muscle but will sculpt your body as well!
for this muscle building workout.
- Step-by-Step Weight Training Guide from Mayo Clinic that walks you through a multitude of strength-training exercises that will build muscle the right way.
Click here for this strength-training routine.
More metabolism building advice:
Do strength-training at least three times per week, do cardio exercise for 45-60 minutes a day at a moderate pace, eat a healthy, lower calorie diet, but
don’t eat less than 1,200 calories per day or you
are likely to wind up with a slower metabolic rate, which can make it more difficult to burn calories and lose weight.
To learn more about exercise, check out Lighten Up 4 Life’s Exercise Page
Pink October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Here’s a list of local Pink October events in our area:
Other Local Events
Race to Remember 5k Run/Walk & 10K
or Peggy Crowe at 254-6931.
- Christian Women of Asheville Walkathon to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Saturday October 15 Noon - 4 p.m. at Carrier Park. More informationAnd don’t forget to get a mammogram, detection saves lives.
Contact Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center - Pardee Hospital at (828) 698-7334
Saturday October 15
Hendersonville, NC More info
Thomas Wolfe 8k
Saturday October 22
Asheville, NC More info
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Cuban-Style Black Beans
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