When it comes to burning body fat, both low and high intensity exercises help, but the question is, which one is more effective?
What scientists have to say about this is that when you are doing high intensity exercises, it burns the stored carbohydrates in the form of glycogen in the liver and the muscles for energy while low intensity exercises will burn body fat.
And now you may wonder whether it actually works because there are obese people still here and there who are on low intensity exercise routines which does no good.
The human body burns more fat during low intensity exercise like walking or swimming and burns calories during high intensity exercise like running. Calories from glycogen and fat are burned this way. Put in another way, when the stored glycogen are low, the carbohydrates you get through your food get converted into glycogen and not be converted to fat, to fill up the store.
Even after you have completed your high intensity cardio, it can juice up your metabolism meaning your body fat will be burnt till hours after you left they gym. This effect is only for high intensity cardio and not low or aerobic workouts. Your body will keep burning more and more calories even a while after you finished working out.
You can inject a bit of high intensity exercises to your normal cardio routine as interval training. For example you can walk for five minutes and then run the next five and so on. Then walk briskly till you feel relaxed and then sprint again alternating between running and walking for about 15 minutes of your daily cardio.
Cardio helps you in many ways. It burns your calories and helps to keep your energy levels high. It helps to boost up your energy and stay in great shape. The more you do it, the more energy you’ll have.