Exercising in the morning can seem like a chore for many, but it is often the best time of the day to exercise. Morning exercise has many benefits. For instance, you have more energy in the morning, you get it over with early and your body is in major fat burning mode before your morning meal. Take a look at some tips to help you become a morning exerciser.
Determining your target heart rate
Aerobic exercise should be moderate yet challenging. It should not be too intense, and yet not too easy. For many people, especially beginners, this can be difficult to determine. A simple way for novice exercisers to determine their level of aerobic intensity is the talk test. If you can talk but you are having a difficult time carrying on a conversation, then that is a good level. You want to work out at a level that allows you to breathe but not so easy that you can sing.
Another more precise way to measure the intensity of your workout is using a heart rate monitor. A heart rate monitor is a small watch like device usually worn on the wrist, It measures your heart rate digitally and lets you know ifyou are working above your target heart range. If you're working out above your target heart rate, you're working out anaerobically. If you are working out below your target heart range, you're probably not burning enough calories for weight loss. When you work out within your target heart range, you're working out aerobically and burning the maximum number of calories you can.
Using a heart rate monitor requires that you first know your maximum heart rate. This can be determined using asimple formula called the maximal heart rate formula. It is simple to calculate: 220 minus your age. So if you are 30 years old, 220 minus 30 = 190.
9 ways to a faster metabolism
1. Eat an alkaline diet. An alkaline diet will help ensure that your body remains in an alkaline state and therefore does not hold onto fat. An alkaline diet will also provide you with essential nutrients and calories that will sustain your energy levels throughout the day. Avoid processed foods, sugar alcohol and other acidic beverages. Read more...