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Losing fat is possible through a well-balanced nutritious diet, but if you incorporate a great exercise routine you will accelerate that progress and build a better body.
Here are my three reasons why working out will help you lose fat:
Your metabolism is the rate in which you burn energy, which can be measured in calories. Cardio and resistance training provide a protective effect against a drop in metabolism. This is because you tend to lose a significant portion of muscle if you are following calorie-reduction programs that don’t include strength training. One of the main benefits of exercise in any weightloss program is the preservation of muscle. Increasing muscle boosts your resting metabolic rate. Resistance and cardio training consumes calories, raises your metabolism and builds muscle that will consume extra calories later on.
Exercise has been proven time and time again to help regulate mood. This is due to the fact that exercising releases feel good endorphins, which make you happy and less stressed. This has a direct effect on people who eat when they are stressed or upset. Translation: When you’re already in your happy place you don’t need a block of chocolate to lead the way.
Exercising is the best way to reduce belly fat, period. It is not possible to spot reduce simply by focusing on one exercise only, the best way to burn belly fat is to have a balanced workout of cardio and resistance. Exercise lowers levels of cortisol, a hormone that is linked to ab fat and also stress. If you have high levels of cortisol in your system you are more likely to have a higher BMI and a bigger belly.