Should you lift weights or do cardio to burn calories? (Medical News Today)

Posted: Feb 27, 2024 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Medical News Today on February 27, 2024.


Should you lift weights or do cardio to burn calories?

Weightlifting and cardiovascular workouts are two types of exercise that differ in various ways, including duration, intensity, and how many calories they burn.


Weightlifting is a form of anaerobic exercise, while cardiovascular exercise is a form of aerobic activity.

This article explains the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise, the benefits of weightlifting versus cardio, and how to calculate the calories burned with each type of activity.


Is it better to lift weights or do cardio first?

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) cites research suggesting that people should perform cardio before weight training to maintain workout intensity.

However, this may not be applicable to every person. Therefore, an individual should consider discussing their personal fitness needs and goals with a trainer.


Read the full article here.

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