Clear Gear is here to help you make this the year you really stick to your fitness and diet resolutions! If you want to lose weight, then you need to start by eating less calories than you burn on a daily basis. This means you’re going to break a sweat, but never fear—you have Clear Gear gym disinfectant to kill germs and odors and protect against infections like COVID-19, the flu, athlete’s foot, staph/MRSA, and more.
Here are a few tips for how to burn more calories so you can move toward a healthier you in 2022.
Ramp Up Your Cardio
Cardio training is a great way to burn calories, but if you want to uplevel your results, you’ll need to ramp up the intensity and duration. When you boost intensity and incorporate intervals, you’ll torch more calories and see results faster. The more time you spend working out also impacts the calorie burn, as well as the afterburn that follows. Start by adding intervals into the mix—workout vigorously for a few minutes and then slow it down for a minute or two to recover, and repeat. Increase the duration of your workouts over time to continue increasing your burn and maximizing your metabolism.
Incorporate Strength Training
Strength training helps you build lean muscle—and the greater your lean muscle mass, the more calories you burn. When you increase lean muscle, it boosts your metabolism and burns more calories when you’re resting. Be sure to clean free weights and machines with a powerful gym disinfectant like Clear Gear before and after every workout to prevent COVID-19, the flu, and other infectious diseases.
Hydrate Like It’s Your Job
Much research shows that drinking water aids weight loss. It’s essential for healthy digestion and muscle function, and acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Studies show that drinking eight cups of water can burn up to an extra 100 calories per day. Often times, we confuse thirst for hunger. If you think you’re feeling hungry but don’t think you really need to eat, try drinking a glass of water to stave off those hunger pangs.
Sleep deprivation causes stress, which leads your body to increase its production of cortisol, the hormone that regulates metabolism and our body’s stress response, and can ultimately lead to belly fat. Poor sleep also drains your energy—making it more difficult to exercise— and diminishes cognitive function. Strive to sleep somewhere between seven and nine hours per night.
Follow these tips, coupled with a healthy diet, to improve your health and get in better shape for 2022.