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The Importance of Cardio in Weight Loss

There are many types of exercises a person can do to lose weight such as strength training, stretching, aerobics and cardio. Cardio is any exercise that increases the heart rate

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There are many types of exercises a person can do to lose weight such as strength training, stretching, aerobics and cardio. Cardio is any exercise that increases the heart rate which leads to increased oxygen flow in the body. When someone wants to lose weight quickly they are always advised to do cardio exercises. Cardio helps you burn calories and ultimately lose weight. This is because for someone to lose weight they need to burn more calories than they consume.

Many people during their weight loss journey complain of seeing no results. This is because they do moderate exercises like walking and yoga that don’t necessarily increase the heart rate. The key to losing weight is exercising to reach 70 percent of your maximum heart rate and this can be achieved by doing cardio. In fact the higher the heart rate the more it is possible to lose weight.

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There are so many types of cardio exercises to choose from that can be done both indoor and outdoor. Indoor exercises include running on the treadmill and climbing up a flight of stairs while outdoor exercises include running, jogging, cycling and swimming. There are a lot of choices when it comes to cardio and you should choose an exercise that you enjoy doing so you can be consistent.

When exercising you can track your heart rate via fitness bands and watches or even through your exercise machine. Ideally cardio exercises should be done a minimum of five days a week to achieve the best weight loss results.

Aizah Hasan

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