Our expert says:
It's a myth - what is true is that at a lower exercise intensity, a greater percentage of the energy comes from fat. However, at higher intensities, you burn more energy per minute, therefore even though a higher percentage of energy comes from carbohydrates, you are actually probably burning more fat grams per minute than at a lower intensity.
HIgher intenisty training will make you fitter. Rather than doing the same session each time, vary your intensity. Log onto Shape up for SUMMER and see the cycling programme for some ideas on exercise intensity.
Also consider the option of at least one session of weight-bearing exercise each week (to increase bone density).
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