Monday, 16 March 2009

The Problem With Cardio

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Jonny Bowden, author, nutritionist and weight loss coach cuts through all the misconceptions about diet and fitness to help you transform your body, your health and your life.

We all know cardio training is great for the heart. But for weight loss? Maybe not so much.

As my friend Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS says, "Cardio exercise is such a strange thing. In theory, it should work perfectly well for all men and women, but as anyone who has tried it knows, the practicality of it just doesn't add up." A recent study in the "International Journal of Obesity" illustrates the point perfectly.

Researchers had people exercise five times a week for three months. The average weight loss was a respectable 8.2 pounds. So far, so good. But when the researchers looked at the actual individuals in the study, a different picture emerged.

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