Long and Slow or Fast and Hard – What’s The Best Workout For You?

March 11

When it comes to losing weight, many women want to know what type of workout is best. Should they engage in aerobics such as running or playing tennis or opt for a slower paced workout like walking? Women’s fitness programs that include both types of workouts might be the best way to shed the pounds and stay in shape. Plus, mixing the exercises up will keep it interesting and help you to avoid injuries that come from overworking the same muscle groups.

Burning calories is the path to losing weight and exercises that burn the most calories will certainly help you to lose weight quickly. However, high intensity exercises can lead to over stressed muscles, injuries or burn out. That’s why low stress exercises like walking are very effective for losing weight, at least for a while.

Walking is a wonderful way to get your weight loss program off to a good start. However, if you want to continue or increase your weight loss results or avoid getting bored with your activity, why not add some other aerobic activities to your program. High intensity exercises like running or playing tennis will burn many more calories in the same amount of time. Alternating the two different types of cardio activities will help you to lose weight. Add strength-training exercises to build muscle and keep your body in shape for all the aerobics.

Strength-training exercises are the secret to losing a greater amount of weight. That’s because these exercises help to build muscle and muscles burn calories in order to grow. Even after exercise these muscles are burning calories, which is another great reason to exercise regularly.

Keep in mind that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, a complete women’s fitness program is the best way to shed those pounds, worry free. One that incorporates a healthy diet with a variety of exercise is a great way to have fun and take off the weight effortlessly. So whether you like it long and slow or fast and hard, mix up your routine for the fastest and most lasting results.

~ Karen Ficarelli

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  1. These are some good tips to help women lose weight. The Weight Control Registry is a group of people who have lost weight and maintained the weight loss for over a year and some of the keys to maintaining their weight loss is walking, controlling their diet, and exercising 200-300 minutes a week. Great article.

  2. dagregory on 03/16/2011 at 8:53 pm

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