After losing some weight on the Military Diet, it’s easy to plateau and get disappointed in your scale if you have bigger goals than 10 pounds. Exercise is a great way to kick start the Military Diet again or add some ‘oomph’ after your initial goals are met.
Countless number of studies have been conducted in order to answer one question: what is the best exercise to lose weight?
The answer is cardio!
Want to burn more calories? Get running! Studies determined cardio is the most effective at reducing fat mass and overall body weight. When it comes to burning fat evenly, intensive cardio sessions showed the most long lasting results for weight loss. The more muscles used in a workout, the more calories are burned.
The best way to get the most out of cardio sessions is to add some form of resistance training to the workout. If a person is used to jogging for half an hour everyday, simply wearing ankle weights adds resistance and increases the intensity of the jog. The body has to burn more fuel and dig deep into fat reserves in order to be able to perform any exercise that involves even a minor form of resistance training. This in turn translates into leaner mass, a fitter body, and lower fat deposits.