Healthy Weightloss and Fitness: HOW DOES CARDIO EXERCISE WORK

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008


It is hard to decide which cardio exercise is more
effective to burn off body fat. Both low and high
intense exercise will help you to burn off body fat.

Scientist first discovered that during intense
exercise,your body burns glycogen, which is
carbohydrates that are stored in your liver
and muscles and used for energy.Your body
burns a lot of fat during low intense exercises.

Does it work? The answer is no. There are so many
obese people today. Even though they work out
with low intense routines, it still makes you
wonder why.

Scientist were right about burning more fat with
low intense routines like walking or swimming.
During a high intense routine like running, the body
will burn a lot more calories. Even if the calories
burned are not from glycogen, there are still many
calories burned.

When glycogen gets low, the carbs from the food
you eat will turn into glycogen to fill up the stored
and wont be turned into body fat when left unused
for energy.

High intense will start up your
metabolism even after you complete your workout.
Because your body will continue to burn body fat
for hours after you exercised. This effect does not
happen in a low intense routine

Your body burns up a lot more calories during and
after you finish a high intensity cardio exercise than
it will with low intensity.

You can use high intense exercises in your cardio
workout by introducing some interval training. You
can walk for 10 minutes or so, then break into some
brisk walking and then jogging for another 5 minutes
or so. Then, walk again until you have caught your
breath and then jog for a few minutes before you
walk again. From this point, alternate your running
and walking for the next 20 minutes until you are

The best thing about cardio is the more you do it, the
more energy you have. Cardio will help you burn
calories, its also more useful for keeping your energy
level high.

If you never tried cardio before, you should. If you
like to exercise, you will find that cardio the best way
to boost your energy and keep you in shape. If you
are just starting, go slow and keep your heart rate in
track -it is very easy to exhaust yourself.

Remember to drink plenty of water and get proper rest after your work out.

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