Cardio Exercise

Posted By Integrated Medical Center of Florida on Jun 20, 2017 |


Everyone has wondered at some point in time which

cardio exercise is better.  To put it in simple

terms, both low and high intensity exercises will

help you to burn off body fat.  The question here

is which is the most effective to burn off more

body fat.

 

When scientists first discovered that during

intensive exercises, your body burns glycogen, which

is a form of stored carbohydrates that are stored

in your liver and muscles for energy.  During low

intensity exercises, your body will burn a lot of

fat.

 

If your wondering whether or not it works, the

answer is no because there are so many obese people

still around.  Even though they are working out

with low intensity routines, it still makes you

wonder how it can be.

 

The scientists were right when they said the human

body burns more body fat during low intensity

exercises like walking or swimming.  During a

high intensity exercise such as running, the body

will burn a lot more calories.  Even if some of

the calories burnt are from glycogen, there are

still many fat calories burned as well.

 

To put the icing on the cake, when your store of

glycogen gets low, the carbohydrates from your

food you eat will later get converted into

glycogen to fill up the store and won’t be

converted to body fat when they are left unused

for energy.

 

High intensity cardio exercise will juice up your

metabolism even after you have completed your

workout.  What this means, is that your body will

continue to burn body fat hours after you have

left the gym.  This effect is nearly non existent

in low intensity cardio or aerobic workout.

 

Accumulatively, your body will burn up more and

more calories during and after you have finished a

high intensity cardio exercise that it will with

low intensity.

 

You can inject high intensity exercises into your

cardio workout by introducing some interval

training. You can walk for 5 minutes or so, then

break into some jogging for another 5 minutes or

  1. Then, walk briskly again until you have

caught your breath and then sprint for a minute

before you walk again.  From this point, simply

alternate your running and walking for the

next 15 minutes until you are finished.

 

One of the best things about cardio is the more

you do it, the more energy you’ll have.  Cardio

will help you to burn calories, although its more

useful for keeping your energy levels high.

 

If you’ve never tried cardio before, you should

give it a shot.  If you like to exercise, you’ll

find cardio the best way to boost your energy and

keep in top shape.  If you are just starting out,

you’ll want to go slow and keep your cardio

exercise in track – as it is very easy to over

exert yourself.