It seems that even with exercise, less is sometimes more. Mainstream advice tends to suggest that better results occur with high volumes of exercise, but this simply isn’t the truth. More recent research suggests a completely different picture – one that should neatly counter the argument so many make about not having enough time to exercise.
A study was done recently showing that men who exercised moderately for 30 minutes several times a week, lost more weight than those who exercised for 60 minutes at the same frequency and intensity.
Just the right amount of exercise appears to boost your overall energy levels leading to a more physically active day, whereas doing a too much can lead to sedentary behaviour and a tendency to overeat (perhaps because the subjects believed they’d burned off so many calorie during their exercise session).
Other studies show that consistent, moderate-to-high-intensity exercise done over a shorter period can lead to exceptional physical and health benefits (and without the danger of boredom). In fact, just 2 minutes 30 seconds a day of high intensity exercise will see metabolic changes occurring! This suggests that we can spend less time exercising, but with more impressive results than your traditionally long cardio workouts can offer.
Although many people believe that linear-pattern cardio (swimming, cycling and/or running) is the way to go for fat loss, this is an incorrect and outdated belief. A beginner will benefit from this type of cardio for the
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