What is the best cardio for weight loss? Running? Cycling? HIIT? Or something completely different? The answer is very simple.
Cardio Exercises For Weight Loss
I get the question about the ideal cardio activity for losing weight or fat about once a week and because I see it this often, I thought we might as well address it in a video.
My answer usually is the same, because the vast majority of people asking me neglect the most important thing they should take into account making up their minds:
Yep, thinking that the form of fitness that worked for someone else on their weight loss journey is the one that should also do the trick for you can get you nowhere. Who you are, what you like to do, any medical history that may keep you from doing certain things – all those shouldn’t be neglected.
As said in the video, here is a detailed explanation about intensity and cardio, which will also guide you in getting started. If you want to go in-depth, this one explains the basics of the HIIT I mentioned in the video, and if you wonder about the ideal time for cardio you can find it discussed here.
Cardio Is No Magic Kcal Burner!
Last but not least, we also have to mention another very crucial thing when you want to do cardio for weight loss: you can easily outeat your cardio.
You can burn more than 500 kcal with an hour of running, yes, but eating the same amount takes you around five minutes. Without controlling my daily calories I would have never managed to lose weight. What I burned from running during that time I just used to give me a bit more leeway in my daily food choices.
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