An obstacle to fat loss is believing that any motion is adequate, as long as you are “moving”. This simply is not true!
Do not think that as long as what ever you are doing ranks higher in energy expenditure than sinking deep in a recliner in front of the TV, that you are getting enough exercise.
It is this approach to working out that keeps a fat body fat, because this approach does not consider the concept of forced adaptation. Mere motion does not always force a body to adapt. When your body is made to adapt to new demands, it burns excess fat for energy. Movement must always be demanding, and increased with each workout, the heart rate must be elevated frequently and enough to bring about this change.
So if you normally walk a lot and are not losing weight, toss in some running here and there, or every so often on your course, drop down and do 10 mountain climbers, push-ups, burpees, squat-jumps, lunges or deep squats. Simply walking faster and/or longer will not be enough force for fat loss adaptation.Resource: OnFitness Magazine