When you think of cardio, running is usually the first thing that
comes to mind. It’s easy to think this way, as running seems to be
the most popular thing to do these days. Whether for weight loss,
sport, recreation or charity, running just looks fun. But, what are
you supposed to do for cardio if you don’t like running or if
you’re unable to run due to joint-related issues? The answer is
simple: Don’t run! Do something else. There are tons of cardio
exercises that you can perform that don’t require pounding the
pavement day in and day out. Here are three effective cardio
alternatives to running that are low-impact and easy on the
Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise training is one of the most
effective ways to increase your daily calorie expenditure, which is
essential for weight loss and long-term weight management. When
coupled with resistance training, cardio exercise
also improves body composition by reducing body fat percentage
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Many people who are trying to lose weight tend to avoid resistance
(weight) training for a fear of "bulking up" or "getting bigger".
In spite of what many believe, resistance training is absolutely
critical for weight loss, weight maintenance and overall good
health. Here are 5 reasons why resistance training is especially
beneficial for weight loss.
Traditional fasting reduces the risk of numerous chronic diseases
including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. However, most
people find it quite difficult to completely abstain from foods and
beverages for an extended period of time. Those who do abstain
often enter starvation mode, which is associated with extreme
hunger, cravings, and in some cases, binge eating upon completion
of fasting. If you’re interested in taking full advantage of the
health-enhancing effects of prolonged fasting, but are
a woman you can experience benefits from cardiovascular (cardio)
exercise regardless of the type of equipment you select. While
certain types of cardio exercise equipment are designed
specifically with women in mind, the choice really comes down to
your access to equipment, personal preferences, and lifestyle.
Cardio exercise equipment like treadmills, elliptical trainers,
stair climbers, and stationary cycling machines are excellent for
burning calories and improving your cardiovascular fitness. These
machines offer various...