Give Your Metabolism a Boost on the Big Day
Obviously burning some extra calories on the big day will help balance out a little bit of overindulgence, but it's a busy time of year and you might not have as long to workout as you would like. Here are some tips to maximize the effects of the time you have.
Studies have shown that working out in the morning on an empty stomach burns more fat and improves your insulin sensitivity throughout the day. This is another way to help your body process the carbs you eat more easily so you'll store less fat.
Quick and Intense Better Than Slow and Steady
High Intensity Interval Training has been shown to be more effective at burning fat and improving overall fitness than longer duration, steady-state workouts. This means a quick and intense workout may not rack up has many calories during the workout as a longer session, but your body will burn more fat throughout the day (even while resting).
Move Some Weight
Another way to improve your insulin sensitivity is to do resistance training. Whether you're doing body weight exercises or lifting weights, your body is more efficient at processing sugar after your workout. The more easily your body can process carbs, the less fat it will store.
If you're short on time and looking for an intense weight training workout, check out 7 Minute Workout or our Easy apps. They have just the right prescription to give your metabolism the proper boost. Of course, if you have the time and want to burn more, we've got the tools for you too.