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May 26, 2020

5 Ways to Stay Fit While Maximizing Technology




Burning off excess fat is quite challenging for most people but not impossible if the right steps are taken. The human body is built to adapt to changes and as long as you implement certain fat loss tactics, you will be on your way to getting the summer body you’ve always wanted.

The journey to weight loss has gotten easier in recent years due to the advanced technology in the healthcare industry. This has led to an increase in weight loss apps to help more people monitor their progress and reach their goals.

We have put together five tips to help you stay fit while maximizing the impact of technology on healthcare.

1. Get the Diet Right

There are lots of fad diets today and even supplements such as the keto slim diet pills to help with fat loss. However, while they offer an easy alternative to manage your diet and eat healthily,  they are not sustainable. So, as much as you may want to explore the easy way out, it’s best to get your diet right. Draw a new diet plan that contains more protein, fiber, and saturated fats to ensure you are getting the right nutrients. Limit your carb intake as much as you can, as it will only make you pile the pounds back on.

2. Start Strength Training

Strength training helps increase your strength and body mass while you build your body against resistance. One of the multiple benefits it has is that it helps to burn fat and a PubMed study shows that it increases calories burned at rest by 7% and reduces fat weight by 1.8 kg. Examples of strength training exercises to help you burn fat includes Circuit Training, Squat + Curl, Push-Ups, Dumbbell Row + Fly, Bench Step Ups, Lunge + Front Raise, Incline Dumbbell Press, and more.

3. Increase Your Cardio

Cardio is one of the most common forms of exercise and an effective way to enhance fat burning and improve overall health. It works on the lungs and the heart and a study on Aerobic Exercise and Visceral Fat Reduction found that the more aerobic exercise people got, the more belly fat they lost. Try cardio exercises such as Running (moderate pace), Rowing, Swimming, Cycling, Jumping Rope, and more.

4. Squeeze in More Sleep

The benefits of sleep are numerous and with an adequate amount of sleep daily, you could get most or all of the benefits that come with it. This includes the ability to burn excess fat, as the body has increased levels of insulin and stress hormone cortisol while you sleep, which makes it easy to process carbs. Aim for 8 hours of sleep every night and ensure you have quality sleep within those hours.

5. Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water helps the body to burn excess fat from food and drinks. The body needs enough fluid the replace the ones lost, especially during exercise, and this makes you less hungry. A mini-review from PubMed found increased water intake to be associated with weight loss via increased lipolysis- the breakdown of fat. Take more water and tea to replace fluids and less of sodas, energy drinks, coffee, and alcohol that might contribute to excess calorie intake.

Conclusion

While there might be numerous options today to help you lose fat, it’s best to stick to healthy habits such as the ones above. You can make use of some of the best weight loss apps to help monitor your progress as you follow your daily routine to burn fat.









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