Exercise is important, but there is no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting weight off. Photo: Alamy Exercise is important, but there is no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting weight off. Photo: Alamy
Exercise is important, but there is no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting weight off. Photo: Alamy

Wellness

Why the fat-burning zone is a myth: the truth about exercise and weight loss

  • It is true that at some workout intensities, you will burn a higher percentage of fat than at others, but it’s not because you’re in some mythical zone
  • Losing or maintaining weight is still a matter of calories in versus calories out

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Exercise is important, but there is no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting weight off. Photo: Alamy Exercise is important, but there is no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting weight off. Photo: Alamy
Exercise is important, but there is no special fat-burning zone that’s key to getting weight off. Photo: Alamy
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