Some cardio workouts burn more calories than others and speed up fat loss while reshaping the body. It is good choice for you if you want to lose weight and improve aerobic capacity.
Here some of the cardio workouts are mentioned that are used for burning fat and calories.
Swimming: If you include three 45minute swimming workouts in a week, you can see major changes in your body in just two to three weeks. Your body is supported by the water and it need not depend on the muscles very much.
When you start swimming at a brisk pace, your muscles become involved with pushing your body through the water. Your muscles work almost twice as hard as in land workouts and burn down up to three times as many calories.
Water aerobics: Water aerobics is a cardio workout which offers the same support as swimming but instead of pushing your body from one end to the other end, you have to stand in place in the water and use the water’s resistance to build muscle and burn calories.
Water aerobics require accessories for strengthening workouts (Types Of Aerobics). If you don’t have any, you can do squats, leg lifts, and lunges under water.
These movements when performed under water become more challenging and require muscles to work harder. The support of water reduces the stress on joints and help people with arthritis and other disorders to get exercise back in their lives.
Power walking: In power walking, you swing your arms back and forth as you walk briskly. This cardio workout helps to burn calories as well as forces you to walk faster. If you increase the speed, calorie burning will be even higher.
Add arm movements few days per week for power walking routine. Raise your arms overhead and bring back down to the pace of your walk as you walk briskly. This increases your heart burn and raises your heart rate.
Power walking at gym can be done on a treadmill. You can program the treadmill that includes inclines and changes to challenge your muscles. Add arm movements to increase heart rate and calorie burn.
Belly dancing: Belly dancing won’t burn as many calories as swimming or power walking cardio workout, but you can enjoy and have fun with this workout. Belly dancing works on hips, thighs and waist as well as it increases your aerobic capacity.
Ashtanga yoga: Ashtanga yoga is a cardio workout which uses same traditional yoga poses and incorporates powerful aerobic conditioning at the same time. You will move quickly and powerfully in a fast paced routine that improves your heart rate and burn the calories.