Does Fat Only Burn in the Fat Zone? Mix It Up & Get Results

IMG_0952Catch the answers to the questions everyone has when it comes to moving life in the fit lane. Join Erika, with the Noon news team, every Tuesday on 13ABC-WTVG!  Call in at 419-531-1313 or email your questions to wtvg.news@13abc.com! We’d love to hear from you!

Q: IF I AM TRYING TO BURN FAT, SHOULD I STAY IN THE FAT BURNING ZONE?

Ok….good question! So here it is, when we work at a lower intensity, our heart rate is said to be in (click here to add a little creepy Twilight Zone theme music for the total experience) the “fat-burning zone”! Meaning you WILL burn a the larger amount of your calories from fat, but not so fast! It will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS be the total calories burned that matter will when it comes to moving those numbers on the scale which equal weight loss. My suggestion is to mix it up between high intensity workouts and your lower, steady state cardio. Keep the workout you love, but recognize that you have to try other types of movement. The results you want are usually found in the workout you’re not doing, so switch it up and go after your results! Don’t forget that finishing move, go ahead and brush your shoulder off! 

 

Q: IS IT OKAY TO HAVE CORN IF I AM TRYING TO EAT HEALTHIER

Outside of the aggravation of getting stuck in your teeth or dental work, corn does have some BIG positives! It aids in the prevention of constipation, which is a huge when it happens) AND it promotes good cardiovascular health.  Now, lets flip the script and talk about corn and healthy eating. Corn is classified as starchy vegetable, which means you SHOULD limit how much you eat to maintain a healthy body weight.  A small naked corn cob is only 85 calories (naked meaning no butter or other extras ); in comparison to a cup of corn kernels which is a sizeable jump to 133 calories; in comparison to, quick find something to grab onto to brace yourself, creamed corn tipping in at 184 calories per cup! Whew! In short, to maintain your healthy body weight, corn should be eaten in moderation. Remember to keep it clean by going “naked” and sticking with the fresh, unprocessed versions for your diet. 

 

Q: WHAT IS CARDIO DRUMMING?
Cardio drumming is TRULY a workout for EVERY fitness level that it claims to be!  It combines dance and rhythm with a bucket, a ball, and two drumsticks for a fun, high-energy workout. The therapeutic benefits of cardio drumming are an extra benefit! The “drumming” can be a de-stresser and it can help relieve aggression. In contract of the Calgon slogan of “take me away”, cardio drumming says “POUND IT ON THE DRUM”.  I give cardio drumming the old school thumbs up for an INTENSE, FUN way to get your body moving! 

 
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