Fitness Tip of the Day: Intensify Your Exercise

Save time and burn more calories by increasing the intensity of your workouts

We’ve all seen the chart beside the cardiovascular equipment; the one that depicts the low intensity “burn zone” or the supposed zone where you can burn fat by exercising at a low intensity for longer periods of time.  

While this may be great for those that are just starting to improve their exercise capacity, for others, there may be a more efficient way to lose fat.

The fact is that many of us are crunched for time; exercising at a higher intensity for a shorter duration can actually burn more calories in total, and this doesn’t even bring into account the EPOC effect. So if you are pinched for time, opt to exercise at a high intensity in order to burn more total calories!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.

What is Interval Training?
What Time of Day is Best for Exercise?
What is EPOC? (And Can It Really Help You Burn More Calories?)