FeaturesExercise and Fat Metabolism Solutions to a Long-Standing ConundrumLeslie, Eric M.S., ACSM-EP; Mermier, Christine Ph.D., ACSM-CEP; Kravitz, Len Ph.D., CSCS Author Information Disclosure:The authors declare no conflict of interest and do not have any financial disclosures. Eric Leslie, M.S., ACSM-EP, is a Ph.D. student in exercise science at the University of New Mexico where his research focuses on metabolic responses to extreme environments. Christine Mermier, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, is a teacher and researcher at the University of New Mexico where she studies exercise metabolism and exercise in extreme environments. As IRB chair, she also focuses on ethical considerations in human research. Len Kravitz, Ph.D., CSCS, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico where his research interests are in energy expenditure and exercise program design. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 5/6 2022 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p 34-39 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000768 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Apply It! • Several types of exercise promote fat burning, which provides flexibility in exercise prescription to achieve benefits in fat metabolism. • Individualized exercise prescription, with any type of exercise, promotes exercise adherence and optimizes the training-related benefits in fat metabolism. Fat metabolism is a fundamental, metabolic process for energy production. Evidence shows that several types of aerobic- and resistance-based exercise not only promote fat burning but also improve the mechanisms for how our body burns fat, which leads to greater health and fitness. Copyright © 2022 by American College of Sports Medicine.