How Cardio Helps for Weight Loss

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Cardio exercises are one of the best options considered by many people who want to lose weight in a healthy way. But the problem that many people faces are to chose among which of these cardio to do. The simple formula to understand is you lose weight if you burn more calories than you eat. Secondly, proper full body workout can help in to get in proper shape and stay healthy. There are many reasons why people choose cardio exercises. Some of these are it burn more calories intensity to increase your calorie burn can easily be added or decreased cardio can be done many times per week. But care should be taken before and after workout in terms of rest, meal and body status
(Read: 4 Before Workout Tips You Should Know)

The given below chart shows amount of calories you can burn for different cardio activities.


Activity    15 min.    30 min.    45 min.    60 min.
Aerobic dance 171 342 513 684
Basketball 141 282 432 564
Bicycling at 12 mph 142 283 425 566
Bicycling at 15 mph 177 354 531 708
Bicycling at 18 mph 213 425 638 850
Boxing 165 330 495 660
Circuit weight training 189 378 576 756
Cross-country skiing 146 291 437 583
Downhill skiing 105 210 315 420
Golf (carrying clubs) 87 174 261 348
In-line skating 150 300 450 600
Jumping rope, 60-80 skips/min. 143 286 429 572
Karate, tae kwon do 180 360 540 720
Kayaking 75 150 225 300
Racquetball 114 228 342 456
Running 10-minute miles 104 208 310 415
Running 8-minute miles 183 365 548 731
Ski machine 223 446 670 893
Slide 141 282 423 564
Swimming , 35 yds/min. 152 304 456 608
Swimming freestyle, 50 yds/min. 124 248 371 497
Tennis, singles 131 261 392 523
Tennis, doubles 116 232 348 464
VersaClimber, 100 ft./min. 43 85 128 170
Walking, 20-minute miles, flat 60 120 180 240
Walking, 20-minute miles, hills 188 375 563 750
Walking, 15-minute miles, flat 81 162 243 324
Walking, 15-minute miles, hills 102 206 279 412


This list can really be helpful. Cardio can also help you if you are planning to gain muscles. It also helps to healthy heart and lungs, increase metabolism (Read: 10 Ways to Increase Metabolism) and promote health, reduced the chance and risk of obesity (Read: Top 5 Tips to Prevent Obesity) and well-being.
Bottomline, cardio is not just for weightloss, but also for weight gain and toning muscles.

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