Early mornings are a big payoff: AM exercisers burn more calories. Research shows that people who exercise in the a.m. work harder and for longer periods of time, which may be because they’re more alert and energetic and they don’t feel as rushed as afternoon or evening exercisers. Getting into a morning routine will also help you stick with it, which will help even more on your weight-loss journey.
When it comes to cardio running will help you lose more weight than walking since it burns more calories, but if you increase your speed just a little, then you’ll burn even more. And don’t stick to a consistent pace the entire workout. Adding sprinting intervals is an effective way to increase your calorie burn and has also been proven to reduce belly fat. Also be sure to swing those arms as you move, and you’ll burn 15 percent more calories.
Muscle burns more calories than fat does, so increase your strength training by including push-ups on the bathroom counter or calf raises while brushing your teeth. You can also work your body by carrying a basket instead of pushing a cart, using the stairs whenever possible, and sitting on an exercise ball instead of a chair.
Article courtesy of SELF