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Apr 9, 2013

What types of exercise are better for weight loss?

Choose endurance activities for weight loss such as jogging, aerobics, bicycling, rowing, or swimming.

Exercise at a moderately intense level. You should be able to talk without running out of breath during the activity.

Exercise for more than 40 minutes.

  • During the first 20 minutes, your body taps into your sugar reserves (carbohydrates stored as blood glucose and muscle glycogen). Between 20 to 40 minutes of exercise, the body continues to use up your sugar reserves and starts to tap into your body fat.
  • After 40 minutes the body starts to burn even more fat.
Choose aquatic workouts or exercise in the cold. This causes the body to burn more energy and melt fat more quickly. The body draws on its fat reserves to stay warm.