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The Potential Downsides of Overdoing Cardio Workouts

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Did you know that excessive cardio might not be the fast track to weight loss you think it is?

You know, it’s a common belief that if you want to shed pounds…

You need to spend countless hours on the treadmill or biking up a storm.

But here’s the thing.

This piece of “wisdom” isn’t entirely accurate.

Don’t get me wrong.

Cardio is absolutely vital for our health.

It strengthens our heart…

Increases lung capacity…

Reduces stress…

And even boosts our mood.

But when it comes to weight loss, focusing solely on cardio might actually slow down your progress.

Surprised?

Well, studies show that excessive cardio can lead to muscle loss.

And less muscle means a slower metabolism.

With a slower metabolism, you burn fewer calories throughout the day.

The key here is balance.

A combination of cardio and strength training is often touted as the most effective way to lose weight and improve overall fitness.

Strength training helps you build muscle, which increases your metabolism and allows you to burn more calories, even at rest.

So, mix up your workout routine.

Try adding some weight lifting or resistance training exercises to your cardio workouts.

This way, you’re not only burning calories but also building muscle mass.

Remember, weight loss is a journey, and it’s different for everyone.

What works for one person might not work for another.

It’s about finding a balanced workout routine that you enjoy and can stick with, not just grinding out hours of cardio.

So the next time you lace up your running shoes, don’t forget to also pick up those dumbbells.

Because, ladies, strong is the new skinny!

Keep pushing, keep evolving, and remember, you’ve got this!

** In Best of You, we go over the proper balance and use my specialized workouts to get you looking and feeling your best while creating delicious, tasty meals. Schedule a call with me to learn more about Best of You

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Suzan Galluzzo

Suzan Galluzzo

I’m Suzan Galluzzo, Personal Trainer, Group Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, and a mom, too. And I’m here to tell you that you can have it all (without losing your cool). I know what it’s like to be that mother, wife, and caregiver who spends most of her nights awake only to have a full-time, relentless job waiting in the morning. Without her, the household doesn’t run. I get it. Read More >

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