Until a few years ago, it was said that we can slim down simply by doing aerobic exercise such as running because it helps burn fat. But these days, a combination of aerobic exercise and workout apparently works much more effectively due to its synergy and helps lose weight drastically.
Best slim-down results from running after workout
Working out may evoke an image of a ripped body. But don’t worry! Women have a larger amount of body fat compared to men and are in fact unable to get ripped so quickly. Many actresses, artists overseas and Japanese celebrities, etc. actively include workout in their body maintenance program and their bodies are good examples, telling us what kind of workout is appropriate to tone our body.
The effects of working out are varied, and one major effect is to stimulate growth hormone release. Muscle fibers get damaged from training and to rebuild such fibers, growth hormone is released which helps further improve the effect of bodybuilding.
Furthermore, this growth hormone is also called an anti-aging hormone and said to work to delay aging and create beautiful skin.
So, how should we include workout into our training program? Well, the best way is working out before running. Working out is anaerobic so the body digests carbohydrates as an energy source during exercise. And if you do aerobic exercise while the carb level is lower after anaerobic exercise, your body will digest fat as a main energy source, which means that you can more quickly burn fat while running.
There are, of course, various types of workout, and the best exercise for runners is squats, which help improve your running ability and keep metabolism. It’s easy to try, which is great isn’t it?
Don’t forget about protein
Don’t forget to take enough protein after training.
Muscles are made of protein. If there are not enough ingredients, muscles cannot be created. So, make sure to take in protein sources such as meat and fish after training.
If you don't have much of an appetite, it’s okay to take dietary supplements, instead. Even if you take dietary supplements, it does no harm unless you don’t eat too much. So, eat high-protein foods as much as possible.
Reducing food intake too much will result in slow metabolism
The basic principle of weight loss is “calorie output > calorie intake”. That said, if you reduce calorie intake too much, your body will digest muscles first, prior to fat as an energy source. In other words, the more you work out, the more the muscle mass is reduced, the slower your metabolism becomes and the harder it is to lose weight.
After workout, by taking enough protein and carbohydrates, protein can be more effectively absorbed into the cells.
If you just want to lose weight, you can do it simply by reducing the amount of food you eat. But, if you are aiming to slim down in a healthy way, you need to think more carefully. Especially if you want to tone your body through running, you need to be more aware of what you eat and create the right training plan. You can create a beautiful body through running and workout, so go for it!