Best Amount of Cardio to Lose Weight
By Jeff Gordon |

Best Amount of Cardio to Lose Weight

Love or hate cardio there's no question there's countless scientifically proven health benefits. Sometimes 20 minutes on the treadmill feels like 2 hours. If you're trying to game plan how many minute you need to reach your cardio quota; we're here to ask the experts.

Simply put, you need to be burning more calories than you're eating aka a deficit. Many fitness buffs use calorie tracking apps to track what they eat daily. Calories tracking not your thing? That's ok we will try to keep it simple.

Experts agree 30 to 45 minutes of moderate paced cardio 3 to 5 times a week is a great start. HIIT or Hight Intensity Interval Training is another wonderful option that has been proven to shift the metabolism. 

Recreational sports are a great way to keep the workout enjoyable but science agrees to most powerful results come from HIIT.

HIIT experts recommend 75-150 minutes per week. Too much HIIT has been show to trigger stress and inflammation in the body that may have more of a negative impact than it's worth.  

Regardless of what you pick moderate paced cardio, HIIT, or recreational sports your body will thank you in the long run. Don't forget consistency is the key!