If the trend continues as it has over the past 20 years, 90% of our children (and our children’s children) will be overweight by 2060, with all the consequences that entails. And to think that with an extra 10 minutes of walking around the block per day, we can turn the tide. We give you 3 focus points to stop the obesity epidemic!
Both strength training and cardio fitness have a beneficial effect on weight loss. The best approach is the combination of both. Strength training helps build muscle quality, which in turn can increase metabolic rate (basal metabolic rate) allowing you to burn more calories, even at rest. Muscle training can also increase the effect of “afterburn”, whereby your body continues to burn extra calories for some time after training. Cardio fitness increases the heart rate, improves oxygen absorption capacity, ensures healthier lungs, heart and blood vessels and makes it easier to burn fats such as You can also use fat calories during cardio training.