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Cardio And Fat Loss

Updated: Jan 15


why cardio should be part of your fat loss routine

Cardiovascular exercise has long been associated with heart-pounding workouts and sweat-drenched clothing


But beyond the immediate exertion lies a world of benefits, especially for women seeking to lose those extra pounds and change their body shape


Cardio has also come in for a bad reputation in the last few years with personal trainers telling people ‘You Don’t Need To Do Cardio To Lose Weight’


Which… is 100% true


BUT…. The goal of any exercise program is to improve your health


And this is why cardiovascular exercise is so important and something that should be built in to your routine


And in this post we are going to talk about cardio and fat loss and why it is essential for your health and body shape goals that cardio is part of your training routine


And apart from the health benefits


Playing with your children/grandchildren, or any activity makes cardio an essential part of your routine


Efficient Calorie Burn


Cardio exercises, whether it's brisk walking, cycling, or an energetic dance class, are renowned for their calorie-burning


The immediate energy demand of these activities means that you can burn a significant number of calories in a relatively short period


For women looking for efficient weight loss plans, incorporating regular cardio sessions can accelerate the journey to their desired weight


Moreover, the versatility of cardio means there's something for everyone, from low-impact exercises for beginners to high-intensity sessions for the more advanced.


You can break your cardio down in to;


  • Walking

  • Running

  • Intervals

  • Fartlek

  • Heart Health


The heart, our vital muscle, thrives on cardiovascular exercise


Regular cardio strengthens the heart, enabling it to pump blood more efficiently throughout the body


This not only ensures that our muscles and organs receive the oxygen and nutrients they need but also helps lower the risk of heart diseases


For women, especially as they age, maintaining heart health becomes crucial


Cardio offers a fun and effective way to keep the heart in its best shape, promoting longevity and overall well-being


Increased Metabolism


Beyond the immediate calorie burn, cardio has a delightful aftereffect: the after-burn, or what's scientifically termed as 'Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption' (EPOC)


After a cardio session, the body continues to burn calories at an elevated rate as it works to return to its resting state


This means that even after you've finished your workout, your body is still in calorie-burning mode


For women seeking weight loss solutions, this extended calorie burn can be a game-changer in their fitness journey.


Mental Clarity


The benefits of cardio aren't just physical


Engaging in regular cardiovascular exercise can have profound effects on mental well-being


The rush of endorphins post-cardio can alleviate feelings of stress, anxiety, and even mild depression


Moreover, the rhythmic nature of many cardio exercises, like running or cycling, can be meditative, offering a mental break from the daily hustle and bustle


So many people who run (or walk) talk about the mental clarity it gives them in being outside and also have that freedom to be outside


This is also a fantastic time to switch off, listen to podcasts or listen to audible books.


For women juggling multiple roles, this mental clarity and reduced stress can be invaluable


Variety and Fun


One of the standout features of cardio is its versatility


At Gym Reb3l, our 6 Body Transformation Week Challenge and weight loss plans make cardio diverse and enjoyable


We use weights based workouts, strength workouts and our twice, weekly boxing classes to increase our clients cardiovascular endurance and help them burn as many calories as they can within these workouts


Cardio is more than just an exercise form; it's a holistic approach to health, fitness, and well-being


For women in Liverpool, integrating cardio into their fitness routine can lead to transformative results, both physically and mentally


Discover how our clients get such incredible weight loss results by booking your weight loss strategy session today

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