Creators of the best fitness ready meals in Sydney explain the difference between anaerobic and aerobic exercise

We all know, that when it comes to reaching your weight loss goals, it’s all about healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Here at My Fitness Kitchn, we take care of your dietary requirements with our fresh fitness ready meals delivered in Sydney, but when it comes to choosing the right exercises to reach your fitness goals it can be a little confusing.

It really helps to have a basic yet factual understanding of the effects of various exercises. Here at My Fitness Kitchen, our creators of fitness ready meals in Sydney figured that understanding aerobic and anaerobic exercise, would be great place to start.

The difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise really comes down to oxygen. With aerobic exercise, oxygen is carried through your breath to your muscles, giving them the energy needed to sustain the effort taken. However, oxygen is not present with anaerobic exercise.

Aerobic Exercise

When we exercise aerobically, our bodies use glycogen and fat as fuel. Lactic acid is not produced and this low to moderate level of exertion can be sustained over long periods. Aerobic exercise burns fat, improves your mood, strengthens the heart and lungs and reduces your risk of disease. The benefits of aerobic exercise are vast, improving your overall health and quality of life.

Examples of aerobic exercise include: Jogging, bike riding or swimming.

Anaerobic Exercise

Anaerobic exercise is very high intensity and at your maximum level of exertion. As explained earlier, oxygen is not present with anaerobic exercise and its glycogen that’s used as fuel. When the glycogen is depleted you can expect to hit the proverbial wall. During anaerobic exercise your body builds up lactic acid, which causes discomfort and fatigue at sustained levels.

Anaerobic exercise helps to build lean muscle mass. Calories are burned more efficiently in bodies that have more muscle. This type of exercise is helpful for weight management, whilst also building your endurance and fitness levels.

Examples of anaerobic exercise include: Heavy weight training, sprinting and jumping.

Our experts in premade muscle meals in Sydney recommend using interval training for the best results. Consider training aerobically with some bursts of anaerobic exercise mixed in periodically, to reach your weight loss goals and improve your overall fitness.

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