Exercise Doesn’t Burn Fat: It Triggers Fat-Burning Hormones to Burn Fat
Exercise is just one of many triggers for fat-burning hormones.
Exercise n. a regular series of specific movements designed to stress and activate muscles, causing new cellular adaptations and developments – not merely the burning of calories.
According to this definition, you have to be willing to stress your muscles, which can be uncomfortable.
With a healthy body, the body will very quickly adapt to the stress of exercise, increasing its ability to handle more stress. This is why you have to keep raising the level of difficulty and adding stress in order to continue burning fat.
These physical stresses activate hormones that rebuild and make the body’s tissues more able to adapt to new stresses. This requires changes in cellular structures – new enzymes, new capillaries, new mitochondria and larger muscle fibers; and when the body is rebuilding during the rest phase (down time), it uses fat as energy to allow this to occur.
The problem lies with the body’s dislike of stress; it has a tendency to want to avoid stress – especially the stress of exercise, since it is uncomfortable pushing through the phases of adaptation. However, to stay in fat burning, you have to continue to make exercise uncomfortable. As soon as you become accustomed to the routine, fat burning stops because the hormones have adapted.
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