For example, a 160 pound person will burn around 250 calories per 30 minutes of running. In addition, cardio makes your heart work harder and pumps blood faster which strengthens the cardiovascular system and prevents heart diseases, but is it the only effective way to lose weight? The answer is NO!
There is a study by Kent State Univ. that proves while cardio burn calories faster during your workout, strength training boosts your resting metabolism, so you’ll burn calories even when you’re sleeping. Why, because your muscles use more energy than fat, so the more lean muscles you have, the more fat you loose.
So, what should you choose: cardio or weight lifting? The answer is BOTH! According to a study from the Univ. of New South Wales, combining cardio and strength training can improve your odds of long-term weight loss without gaining it back!