Cardio: Five Ways to Lose Fat Quickly and Efficiently
The wellness industry has become big business. There are all kinds of supplements and remedies that are advertised as miracle weight loss drugs. The truth is that none of the weight lost in this way is sustainable. Weight gain is based on a few factors. Lifestyle, diet and genetics. Take an honest assessment in these three areas to determine where adjustments need to be made to lose weight. Increased metabolism is something you are born with, but if you lead a sedentary lifestyle and have a poor diet, you will eventually gain weight. Leading an active lifestyle can sometimes lead to poor diet, which can affect the rate of weight gain or loss. Dieting alone may allow you to lose a few pounds, but if it’s not a lifestyle change, those pounds can come back.
Being careful about the fuel we feed our bodies makes a big difference in how quickly we reach our weight loss goals. In addition to changing what we eat, a disciplined exercise routine is necessary. The three C’s of losing weight are cardio, calories, and consistency. Doing cardio will help burn fat while counting calories ensures that we don’t consume more than we burn. With anything in life, consistency is the key to success. Burn the fat before starting the weight training program, you will build muscle under the fat. Being consistent in your exercise and dietary adjustment will ensure the results you want to see.
The human body is an amazing machine. Pick up the routines and adjust accordingly. This process is called muscle memory. It is necessary to be consistent when doing cardio, but we must remember that we must not get caught up in exercise routines. For example: running on the treadmill for 30 minutes every day at 5 miles per hour may only work for a month or so. After a month, your body will adapt to this routine and you will burn fewer calories. Try increasing the time you are running or increasing your speed.
Five things to speed up your fat loss
1. Running is good for you, but not every day.
Running every day is tough on the joints, whether it’s outdoors, on the pavement, or on a treadmill. Combine your cardio routine with other cardiovascular exercises.
2. Interval training is good for you.
On the treadmill, elliptical, or bicycle, alternate high intensity with low intensity in one-minute intervals. As your endurance improves, increase the intensity.
3. Shake things up by incorporating Cardio Blasts into your routine.
Running in place, jumping jacks, jumping rope, doing burpees are good cardio exercises. Flying for 15 minutes is as effective as 30 minutes on the treadmill.
4. Add an aerobics class per week
One hour of Zumba can burn 500-1000 calories and Zumba is fun. It also gives you a change of scenery. We don’t want to get bored with our exercise routine.
5. Don’t forget to stretch.
Stretching is just as important as the training itself. Prevent injuries and increase your athletic abilities. Sports injuries can really stifle your routine because you will have to slow down to recover. It’s better to prevent than to cure.
When trying to lose weight, start with the three Cs: cardio, calories, and consistency. Eliminate fat with cardio before diving into weight training. Mix up your cardio routine and remember to stretch.