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Why does running slower burn more fat?

Question

running.jpgMy personal trainer told me to exercise slowly in order to lose more fat. Why? Surely running faster would help me lose more fat?
Faz, Leytonstone

Answer

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Name: Naz, Watford
Qualification: Personal trainer
Answer: When sitting, you’re in your aerobic zone, meaning you’re using oxygen in the air and that helps burn fat. So I’m burning a higher percentage of fat right now sitting and talking than if I was sprinting. When sprinting, you will burn more carbohydrate and less fat. Fat is a sustainable source of calories in your body.

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