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Weight loss- Benefits of Cardio Training

The most important thing for loosing weight is proper cardio training. Cardio training includes exercises like swimming, cycling, running or jumping and it give the best results if it’s done everyday. That off course doesn’t mean you have to run 200 miles everyday- a half and hour aerobics practice, or jogging in the morning will do just fine. It’s recommended to do cardio exercises 60 minutes each day, but if you are a beginner then it’s quite normal to start slow. Do it 4-5 days in the week for a half and hour and then gradually increase until you reach the suggested routine.

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Cardio exercises help speed up the metabolism, so if you combine cardio with even a moderate diet, the chances are you will get better results that with a rigorous diet without any exercise. You see, a rigorous diet will activate the body’s defense mechanism, and the body will slow down the metabolism in reaction to restricted food intake. With cardio training, however, metabolic rate speeds up totally naturally and that results to burning more calories even in periods you are not exercising. Cardio training includes low impact and high impact exercises.

Low impact exercises include mostly walking. These exercises do burn the least calories but are extremely beneficial even when done alone, and especially as an addition to others. Low impact exercises can be performed which ever you prefer-slow or fast walking in the gym on a treadmill, or in the park.

High impact exercises include jumping, running and they burn the most calories. Aerobics practice or running routine will increase your heart rate, make you breathe harder, sweat and burn a significant amount of calories.

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By combining these exercises you can make a great cardio practice that will not just speed your metabolism up and help you to lose weight; regular cardio training is proven to be a  corner stone for healthy, risk free lifestyle. This type of training improves heart function, reduces high blood pressure, brings up the level of good cholesterol, improves respiratory functions and much more. That, off course, means that not only people with weight problems can benefit from cardio training. Cardio is extremely beneficial even if you are completely happy with your weight but you feel you could use a healthier lifestyle. It can prevent or reduce many heart or respiratory diseases.