Stop Believing These 5 Myths About Cardio Exercise

Updated at: Nov 27, 2020
Stop Believing These 5 Myths About Cardio Exercise

Many believe that it is necessary to go to the gym for cardio exercise! But its a complete myth.

Tavishi Dogra
Exercise & FitnessWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Nov 27, 2020

Cardio exercise for weight loss and myths: When you think about weight loss, the first thing that comes to your mind is 'joining a gym'. But what is the first exercise that wants to do in a gym? Everyone's first preference is 'cardio exercise'. But do you know what all exercises are included in it? Activities that increase your heart rate, such as running, skipping, cycling, etc., are all included in cardio. Do you know that cardio is the best option for weight loss? Yes, and it also helps to improve your heart health. It keeps you active and also increases your ability to work. Your calories are reduced, and lungs become healthy by doing cardio. Despite the numerous benefits of cardio, some myths are also added to it. With this article, we are going to busts some myths related to the cardio workout.

Is at-home cardio substitute for running and leg workout?

People always consider leg workouts over cardio exercises. But it's a complete myth, as these exercises are different and cannot be each other's substitute. Training of the legs causes more muscle stretch, and meanwhile cardio works to reduce your weight. Working out or taking a step aerobics class offers a low-impact and high-intensity workout alternative. It is easier than running but still effective in improving cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength.

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Does the cardio only help in weight loss? Myth or fact?

It's a myth as losing weight is not just solely dependent on cardio. Losing weight requires strength training, right diet and balanced cardio. The critical point to keep in mind is, 'nutritious diet' because, without this, the cardio cannot help. If you do cardio, strength training is necessary because as it reduces weight. But, understand that the body needs the energy to promote the process of weight loss and help build lean muscles.

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Is the gym necessary for cardio?

It is one of the biggest myths! Or what we can say, it is an excuse that has now turned into a myth. Any movement that boosts your heart rate is called cardio. You can include running, jumping, cycling and lots of action in your cardio routine. There is absolutely no need for a gym for any of these exercises. You can do this at any of your parks, nearby places or even at home.

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Cardio on an empty stomach: Myth or fact?

Many people think that starving reduces the weight quickly, but this is not the case at all (it's a myth). When you exercise, it is essential to have energy in your body. If you do cardio on an empty stomach, your body becomes weak, and it does not reduce weight at all. Hence, it would be best if you never did cardio on an empty stomach.

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Cardio workout: Is less than one hour beneficial?

Cardio reduces your calories. Whether you have run for 1 hour or 20 minutes, it will reduce your calories. Nowadays, people believe that weight loss can be only achieved by high-intensity interval training. But this is only a myth! Even if you can do cardio with consistency, it will still benefit you and help you in weight loss.

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