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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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