How to make sure you’re burning fat

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How to make sure you’re burning fat

You’ve probably heard, or been told, that for best weight loss results you should work in your “fat burning zone” (about 60% to 70% of your maximum heart rate). While lower intensity workouts are great for building endurance, they aren’t always the best choice if your goal is to lose weight. The truth is, the body does burn a higher percentage of calories from fat in the fat burning zone or at lower intensities. However, at higher intensities (70-90% of your maximum heart rate), you burn a greater number of overall calories, which is what matters when it comes to losing weight.

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