From boosting energy and mood levels to assisting with weight loss and reducing the risk of chronic diseases, regular exercise brings with it a lengthy and inspiring list of benefits for both body and brain.
To help kick-start your physical and psychological exercise plan, we have mapped out the top ten tips to burn body fat and boost your wellbeing whilst training.
It may sound simple and obvious, but having a strict and devoted relationship with water is hugely beneficial. Not only does this calorie-free thirst quencher suppress the appetite and make you feel full, but it also aids the transport and burning of fat in the body. When it comes to quantity, a minimum of 4-5 litres a day should be sufficient to help aid fat burn whilst training.
Black coffee is not only a great way to help you wake up, but if you drink it before training, it can also aid fat burn. The body typically relies on glucose for fuel during strenuous workouts. Caffeine, however, makes the body rely more on fat stores when exercise is taking place. The less caffeine you consume, the more effective the impact of drinking it on your body.
Exercise itself is known as a stressor because it forces your body to produce the two stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline. Forcing your body to be exposed to these hormones, leads the body to adapt as you become more active and build a higher level of resilience. However, it is important to pace yourself when it comes to exercise to safeguard your body from experiencing high stress levels over prolonged periods.
Regular exercise has been proven to reduce anxiety and improve happiness. When you work out, your brain chemistry changes through the release of those all-important endorphins, which are also known as the “feel-good” hormones. The release of these hormones not only boosts your mood but can also calm anxiety.
Exercise has been found to help break up racing thoughts in the mind. As the body becomes tired, the mind mirrors this, leaving you feeling much calmer and more able to think clearly.
Sleep deprivation leads the body to crave energy in the form of carbohydrates, which will affect the rate at which you burn fat. Tiredness can also lead to less effective workouts which significantly reduce the impact of your fitness regimes. Having a strict and regimented commitment to catching those ZZZZZs will ensure you are not snacking during the night or craving carbohydrates during the day and will boost your overall wellbeing.
A daily dose of this popular antioxidant can work wonders when training. Not only can this herbal remedy treat everything from headaches to depression, but it also speeds up your metabolism and makes you burn more calories throughout the day. The caffeine will increase energy and target your fat stores when working out.
We all need that reassuring “you can do it” whilst working out; and what better way to boost your motivation than through music?
Whether you’re a sucker for soul, have a desire for dance or a craving for classical, create a playlist of your most motivational tracks to help guide you through your workout.
With the rise of fitness levels, combined with the body making physical improvements, the knock-on effect is a big self-esteem boost. This is tied to goal-setting, achievement and leaning new skills. All of which combine to increase self-esteem and boost your wellbeing.
If you are focusing on shifting fat before you start to tone, try high-intensity exercises such as burpees, mountain climbers, jumping jacks and jumping squats. This gruelling group of high-intensity exercises will have you burning fat and ready to focus on toning in no time.
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The Brixton man defends the WBC ‘silver’ title against Browne as he continues his pursuit of the world champions in the top division.
Whyte is within touching distance of a shot at WBC king Deontay Wilder, but is risking his No 1 ranking with the governing body to end a bitter long-running dispute with the Australian on social media.
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Britain’s Anthony Joshua will meet Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight unification fight in Cardiff in March.
Joshua, 28, holds the IBF and WBA belts, while New Zealander Parker is the WBO champion.
Cardiff’s Principality stadium – where Joshua successfully defended his titles against Carlos Takam in October – will host the bout.
Parker is undefeated in his 24 professional fights, with 18 of those wins coming by a knockout.
Joshua became IBF heavyweight champion by defeating Charles Martin at London’s O2 Arena in April 2016.
The following April, he added the WBA belt by beating Wladimir Klitschkoin front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
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The first event took place on 10/08/02 at The Mermaid Theatre, London with Wayne Otto OBE taking the first title of 10K King.
The concept is simple and the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric with 32 elite male open-weight competitors competing on one night under full WKF Rules for the winner takes all prize of £10,000.
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2017 see the return of the 10K Karate Clash after a ten year break, the concept, the crowd and the performances didn’t disappoint when Kent’s Joe Kellaway defeated current World Champion and favourite Jordan Thomas on the 16th April at the award wining Troxy, London.
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