Do You Want To Burn Calories While Watching TV?

Do You Want To Burn Calories While Watching TV?

Would you like to burn calories while you are watching TV?  Well, you can! There are ways to do it and it only takes 30 minutes a day to do it.  Imagine sitting on a couch just minding your own business, watching your favorite show and burning calories all at the same time! I mean, isn’t that just awesome?

This is how you can do it.  You see we have what you would call BMR or basal metabolic rate.  BMR is the energy expended just to maintain the body’s basal or resting functions.  These functions can be respiration, circulation, maintaining body temperature, creating new cells and tissues, and more.  The majority of our energy output comes from our BMR, which is about 60-75%.

The primary purpose of our BMR is how much lean body mass we have.  So, a person with a higher lean body mass will have a higher BMR.  This means that lean body mass is more metabolically active than body fat.  In a nutshell, it takes more energy to support the active tissue or lean body mass.



What is lean body mass?  It’s muscle.  Pure and simple.  The more muscle you have, the more lean body mass you have.  Which means the more calories you burn while you are watching your favorite TV show.  If you want more lean body mass, then you must include strength training into your workout routine.

I recommend at least 4 days a week.  I’m not saying that you need to become a bodybuilder.  I’m just saying you need more muscle than fat on your body to increase your BMR.  Heavier weights should be used to build muscle.   And you don’t need to go to a gym to do this!  You can use dumbbells in the comfort of your own home.  Another workout that will give you even better results with strength training is HIIT.

What is HIIT?  HIIT or high-intensity interval training is cardio that requires you to alternate between high intensity cardio and low intensity cardio.  For example, a burst of running for 30 seconds and walking for 2 to 3 minutes. Well, believe it or not HIIT can help you not only burn calories while you are working out but you will also burn calories afterward.  It’s also known as the afterburn effect compliments of your BMR or basal metabolic rate.

Along with HIIT, you must also include strength training or building muscle.  Both HIIT and strength training together will give you the best BMR and more calories burning while you watch your favorite show!

 



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