Despite my rantings on the wasted efforts of cardio..I still get a lot of girls asking me what type of cardio is best? Or WHY IS CARDIO SO BAD?
FIrst things first, do what you LOVE to do, as moving about is so important, especially for those who have office jobs!
But, if you are stressed to the eyeballs and struggling with the ”all or nothing’ weakness of some women’s fat loss pursuits, than may I suggest you watch this video?
Once again the importance of nutrition when it comes to nourishing your body and fuelling it with the right type of energy is paramount. Don’t waste your time running to ‘burn’ off calories if you aren’t eating optimally. That being said, why not add some weight training into your ‘regime’ and go for a beautiful walk as well? We are blessed in Australia to have fine weather…so use it!
The reality is, cardio ain’t that special when it comes to fat loss.
While the below video is a little extreme. It has a point.
And yes, while not many of us go and consume pizza on a regular basis, may I point out that 3 minutes of intense running didn’t so much as ‘burn off’ a piece of toast. An hour long jog probably won’t do much more.
Cardio loses against diet.
So if time isn’t on your side, take an hour to prepare some nourishing meals….rather than take an hour to slog it out on the pavement. The former is far more stress relieving, won’t cause oxidative damage and will nourish you above and beyond the hour investment.
And if you LOVE exercise like I do…try squatting weights heavier than yourself!