Have you been trying to lose weight without working out?
Maybe you’re just trying to keep extra weight off.
Most people know that to lose or maintain weight, you need to work out, but still, many don’t.
If you're a person who doesn’t want to work up a sweat, what you’re about to read may make you change your mind.
Researchers have found one of the top reasons why people who exercise tend to stay thin.
It’s called irisin, and it’s an exercise hormone that fights fat in two ways.
Irisin was first found a few years ago by Bruce Spiegelman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School. Back when he found irisin, he knew it was created during exercise, but he didn’t know what it did.
Now researchers from the University of Florida have figured that part out.
Irisin is released when we do moderate aerobic exercise over a long period. Our muscles make it when they and our cardiorespiratory system are activated.
But the big news is in the two things that irisin does.
First, irisin turns our white, calorie-storing fat cells into brown fat cells. When we exercise, our bodies free up fat to burn as fuel. This goes on for as long as our workout does.
But when you have brown fat cells, they keep burning that fat that was freed during your work out.
The fat burning continues, even after you have stopped. Brown fat heats up your metabolism.
The second thing that irisin does is to stop new fat cells from forming.
Even better, it redirects the cells that would have turned to fat into bone-forming cells. These help us fight osteoporosis and heart disease. It also fights inflammation.
The University of Florida’s lead researcher, Li-Jun Yan, says that her research provides everybody with a road map for better health.
“Knowing that the body produces small quantities of fat-fighting irisin underscores the importance of regular exercise. Irisin can do a lot of things. This is another piece of evidence about the mechanisms that prevent fat buildup and promote the development of strong bones when you exercise.”
So now that you know what irisin does, you need to know how to get more of it.
Though it might be nice if you could just get irisin in a pill, right now the only way to boost your levels are through exercise.
3 workouts that help your body produce this amazing exercise hormone are:
1. High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.)
3. Strength training
Try to do at least one of these types of exercise for at least 20 minutes, three or four times per week.
My workouts are specifically designed with this in mind and if you're ready to turn your body into a fat burning machine you will LOVE the workouts you'll get in my Forever Fit online personal training site!
One thing to remember about brown fat: your body will prevent white fat from turning brown if you don’t eat enough food each day. The same is true if you overeat.
Maintain a healthy diet with lots of fresh produce and lean proteins and you'll help your body make even more of this metabolism boosting fat.
Yours in health and happiness,
P.S. Please share this with your loved ones and I don't forget to leave me a comment below!