Best exercise to lose weight

Christmas is over and you have a new tyre around your waist to show for it. It’s now time to put those new year resolutions into work and start making some lifestyle changes.

best exercise to lose weight

So what is the best exercise to lose weight? According to a survey conducted by Runner’s World Magazine, most runners list weight control as their main reason for pounding the pavement. Many runners claim that regular running helps to keep them in shape. But is a slow, steady run the answer to burning calories? According to Wellbeing Fitness Magazine, you’d have to run at 13km/h for an hour for one hour to burn 4893 kilojoules. That will definitely me make think twice before eating that 4000kj burger! It therefore means that you will have to hit the pavement for at 40mins a day for 5/7 days a week in order to burn enough kilojoules to see any weight loss. So research has shown that we are better off exercising at higher intensities for a short period of time with resting period in between. Whether you swim, run, bike or hike, cardio interval training such as the workout below is more likely to be the best exercise to lose weight and get you back into shape for the rest of the year. No time? Remember, someone busier than you is out there running right now…so get out there and get moving!


Cardio Interval Training Workout

Exercise Intensity Time
Warm Up 4-5 3   mins
Sprint 8-9 30 sec
Recover 4-5 1 mins
Run 7-8 1 mins
Recover 4-5 2 mins
Sprint 8-9 30 sec
Recover 4-5 2 min
Run 7-8 1 min
Recover 4-5 2 min
Sprint 8-9 30 sec
Run 7-8 30 sec
Recover 4-5 2 min
Run 7-8 1 min
Recover 4-5 2 min
Run 7-8 1 min
Recover 4-5 2min
Cool Down 1-2 30 sec

Get Ready to Run

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