LEAN MEAN CARDIO MACHINE
True, heaps of research hints that eating habits are the most critical factor in losing weight (and keeping it off), but a new study says not to discount the right kind of exercise. People who slimmed down through cardio alone or a combo of cardio and kilojoule cutting lost the same amount (about seven percent of their body weight over four months) as those who shed weight solely through dietary restrictions. The big “but” here? The first two groups lost more fat weight and kept more lean mass – the stuff that helps you burn more kJs at rest, gives you more energy and can prevent injury. Try adding a moderate amount of walking, running or cycling to your plan (the combo group did about four hours a week).