Get your heart pumping and fat burning with these exercise tips shared by Coach T. at PuraVida Wellness.
This month, the focus is on heart health and efficient fat burning through exercise. It’s empowering to know that our bodies have the ability to heal and become stronger through movement, and I encourage everyone to find a way to move their bodies regularly.
First, let’s discuss some definitions. Aerobic exercise means working out while being able to breathe, while anaerobic exercise involves activities like deadlifts and box jumps, which require more effort and leave you breathless. To determine if you’re operating at a good aerobic level, try singing the ABCs while exercising. If you can sing them without losing your breath, you’re in the right zone. If you can’t catch your breath or sing without difficulty, you may be working too hard.
Strength training is essential for gaining muscle, but it requires fatiguing the muscle to be effective. When you fatigue a muscle, you may feel like your arms are shaking while holding a baby, or while holding a plank in yoga. These micro tears in the muscle are a good thing, as they break down the muscle fibers and promote growth. To reach this point, it’s important to push yourself to the point of fatigue, rather than stopping at the first sign of difficulty.
For those who are new to exercise or struggling with sugar addiction, I recommend reaching out to a professional for guidance. A toxic body and high sugar intake can make it challenging to tap into fat burning, and a professional can help you establish healthier habits.
Finally, it’s important to remember that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to exercise. Aim for purposeful, thoughtful movement that raises your ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels and improves your body’s efficiency. By returning to the same exercises regularly, your body will build a history and adapt to the activity, making it easier and more efficient each time. Remember to be patient and consistent, and you’ll see improvements in your heart health and fat burning capabilities. If you need more help, book a free discovery call with us at PuraVida Wellness and let’s get to work!