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Is 60-Minute Long Cardio Worth It?

Cardio exercises are known for their effective results in shaping a healthy body. If you have such goals, these exercises will be great for you. But as you already know,

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Cardio exercises are known for their effective results in shaping a healthy body. If you have such goals, these exercises will be great for you. But as you already know, the excess of anything is not good for health, same is the case with these exercises.

Doing cardio for an hour or more daily isn’t very beneficial for your body as it can cause a lot of issues. It will damage your joints, hurt your kneecaps, cause muscle pain, and so much more. Therefore, even if you have high goals for losing weight, don't take your body to a limit where it starts hurting badly.

How Much Cardio Is Enough?

It's a fact that a certain limit should be specified for everything. Then how much should be for cardio exercises? Should you do it daily? Should you do it at all? Well, all your questions are valid, and you will definitely find the answers here.

According to experts, doing high-intensity exercise of around 10 minutes a day is more than enough to start with. However, if that's pretty easy and doesn't make your body feel anything, you can go to a max of half-hour.

Plus, doing these exercises daily isn’t necessary too. You can skip a day or two in a week to maintain your body balance and give it some rest.

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Why Your Weight Stops Dropping After a Certain Time?

If you start your exercise with a 10-minute cardio every day, you will see instant results and weight drop in the beginning. But sooner, your body adapts to this activity and doesn’t respond in the same way after a few weeks. That makes you lose lesser weight than before, and then, no weight at all.

In this case, you can do a couple of things.

1. Take a break from your routine and continue it after a few days.

2. Change your exercising routine and style a bit.

3. Keep changing your eating styles to keep your metabolism working.

4. Go on mountain hikes or do similar activities to change your exercising pace and environment.

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In a nutshell, don’t be hard on yourself and also, don’t keep increasing the extent of your exercises every time your weight stops dropping. Keep it simple and easy, and you’ll definitely reach your desired goals.

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