Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rethinking Approach to New Year's Resolution

The New Year is just around the corner -- traditionally a time when one makes a resolution to lose weight and be healthier. The temptation and pattern is to jump on cardio equipment as the answer to leaning out.

Instead consider Resistance Training (also called weight lifting or strength training). This will always be superior to cardio for weight loss. Although you may actually burn more calories in the cardio workout session, your body stops the burning of calories within an hour after the cardio session is over. Strength training will also burn many calories during a session BUT due to the nature of “stressing” the muscles, your body will continue to burn calories from that session for up to 36 hours after the session has ended.

Stay tuned. ………

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