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Using Cardio and Weight Training to Lose Weight

By creating a well put together fitness schedule involving regular cardio and weight training exercises, you can maximise your chances of losing weight, burning fat and feeling great.

Cardio

Cardio stands for cardiovascular exercise.  It is any form of exercise which gets your heart rate pumping faster, your breathing faster and you getting a sweat on!  Examples of cardio include running, cycling, HIIT, and even walking.  We are advised to get at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise per day for good health.  When looking to lose weight or burn fat, it can be beneficial to do more than 30 minutes, but not more than 1 hour – you do not want to over work yourself!

Weight Training

Weight training/resistance exercise is used to build muscle, burn extra fat and raise your metabolism.  You can use body weight exercises such as squats, press ups and sit ups, or you can add extra weight through using dumbbells or resistance bands for example.