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How Much Cardio is Enough For Weight Loss?

In our fast-paced society, the idea of shorter, more effective cardio workouts are tempting (and advertised everywhere). But how much is cardio is actually enough? When is it too much? And — most importantly — how do you know what’s right for you?

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4 Ways You're Screwing Up Your Cardio

Is your cardio program providing dream results when it comes to weight loss?

It’s hard to ignore the positive impact of aerobic exercise on your life and health. It can promote more positive mood, cognitive function and cardiovascular health, reduces risk of diabetes and may even be a useful weight-management tool. It doesn’t automatically cause weight loss, however.

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Upgrade Your Walking Workout

Of all of the weight loss means out there, walking is one of the most effective ways to shed pounds.

Many people assume that in order to decrease body fat they have to log considerable miles running, spend numerous hours lifting at the gym or cut calories until their stomachs talk back. Not only are those tactics unnecessary, but they’re generally ineffective!

In addition to appropriately personalized workout sessions, daily movement like walking offers countless benefits. You can even “up” the physical (and mental) advantages by adding these variations.


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When Does Cardio Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

This post is Part 2 of the Mastering the Art of Stress and Recovery Series

What do you do for cardio? What do you think it adds to your exercise routine? To your health? In the fitness world, the terms aerobic training, cardio and endurance training are often used interchangeably. Although a professional triathlete would argue that his/her training is dramatically different than someone trying to lose his/her muffin top working on a stepmill, what we’re really referring to in both cases is aerobic activity. You may remember from The Three A’s of Intensity, aerobic exercise burns mainly fat for fuel and relies heavily on type I (slow twitch) muscle fibers. As part of a balanced fitness program, cardio has a lot to offer. When we rely on it too much, however, or pursue it to the exclusion of other kinds

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Can too much cardio slow fat loss?

Exercise is often recommended as a way to increase the rate of fat loss in a weight management program. Strength training is important for maintaining the lean mass, or muscle tissue that’s often lost by those who use only diet to lose weight. Endurance training, or cardiovascular training, is often encouraged as a way to increase the amount of fat energy used during the day, train the body to burn fat more efficiently, and help to increase the rate of fat loss.

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Q&A: How much cardio is too much?

Tom, I want to start off by saying how much I enjoy reading all of the useful feedback and tips you provide Life Time readers!! Are there upper limits on how much cardio one should do when combined with a strength training program? Perhaps I could see it in a post at some point? Thanks!!! Staci

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5 Steps to Improved Metabolic Efficiency

“Metabolic efficiency” is a concept gaining momentum in the world of fitness. It’s a new fueling solution for individuals seeking body composition change or sports performance. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or just getting started, metabolic efficiency concepts apply to you! Metabolic efficiency was...

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