Many people are willing to spend hours and hours every day in the gym to burn off excess fat. But according to a recent study, only takes a practice no more than three hours a week to help you lose weight.

The secret, namely the intense sporting activity, or commonly known as high-intensity interval training (HIT). Based on numerous studies conducted by scientists at several universities in Birmingham and Nottingham, high-intensity exercise once a week to give a much more effective at shedding fat than regular exercise per day.

Times of India quoted by the Daily Express, HIT may promote the release of hormones that function to burn fat, so it helps get rid of fat deposits that make up the meat like bumps on the body. High-intensity interval exercise also move glucose from blood to muscle tissue, which then burned into energy - not to be allowed to accumulate fat.

In addition, intense physical activity can reduce the desire to eat. In contrast to exercise with moderate or low intensity that actually increase your appetite after exercise. This means, people who want to lose weight would be less likely to be tempted to snack foods are not healthy if you choose to exercise brisk workout in the gym instead.

What are the sports that are included in the category of HIT? Any form of activity that triggers all the members of the body moves and the rapid movement per second, some of them running, jogging, cycling and brisk walking.

"HIT is great for improving circulation of glucose to the muscles in a very short time," said Professor James Timmons, who led the research at Birmingham.

He also added, "With a very intense workout, you can release hormones that help break down fats. So after a gym session is complete, hormones will continue to work to burn fat. We also conclude that HIT can reduce the desire to eat, while the traditional sport (fitness) will stimulate the desire to eat. "

But for the last point, James admits that they do not know exactly the truth. Theory of James and his colleagues, still continues to be re-examined and further research is being conducted to ensure the answer.