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How to Perform Cardio Exercise the Right Way

Performing cardiovascular (cardio) exercise is one of the most effective ways to manage your body weight, better your health, and improve your overall fitness levels. In fact, as little as 30-45 minutes of daily cardio can help stave off unwanted weight gain…

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Cardio or Strength Training: Which Comes First?

Which one should I do first? Cardio or strength training? This is a very common question I get from women and men alike, particularly those who generally perform cardio and strength training workouts on the same day. The quick…

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How to Get More Out of Your Walk for Weight Loss

Walking is by far one of the most common types of cardiovascular (cardio) exercise, as it is easy to perform, requires little or no equipment, and can conveniently be incorporated into your everyday routine. Through its beneficial effects on…

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Three Low-Impact Cardio Alternatives to Running

When you think of cardio exercise, running is probably the first thing that comes to mind. It’s easy to think this way, as running seems to be the most popular thing to do these days. Whether for weight loss,…

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A Fresh Spin on Cycling for Exercise

I’ve been an avid runner for more than half my life but I’ll admit that it’s taken a bit of a backseat since I purchased my first hybrid bike and started an outdoor cycling regimen. I initially set out…

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How Hula Hooping Can Help You Burn Fat Fast

Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise is by far one of the best ways to burn body fat and lose weight. There’s no doubt about that! But, performing this type of exercise doesn’t require expensive, monotonous equipment and, above all, it doesn’t…

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The Hoopdance Revolution: Are You In?

As a child I had two pastimes: jumping Double Dutch and Hula Hooping. While I haven’t jumped Double Dutch in years, Hula Hooping has become one of my favorite cardio alternative to running. Here are the reasons behind my commitment.…

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How to Incorporate Cardio Exercise Into Your Workouts

Cardiovascular exercise (or simply cardio) is one of the most effective ways to increase your day-to-day calorie expenditures, which is critical for weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health. When coupled with regular weight training, cardio can also improve your body composition (the…

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The Best Types of Cardio Equipment for Women

As a woman you can experience significant health benefits from exercise training regardless of the type of exercise equipment you select. It all comes down to your access to equipment, personal preferences, and lifestyle. Cardio exercise equipment like treadmills,…

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Waiting to Exhale: My “Core Fusion” Experience

I’m a runner. I’m a weight lifter. I climb stairs on a regular basis. I’m as fit as can be, right? Well of course, I’m Dr. Nina, exercise and fitness extraordinaire! Nevertheless, the art of muscle confusion never ceases…

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Eliminating Cardio Exercise for Weight Loss?

A while back, one of my Facebook followers asked an interesting question pertaining to the role of cardiovascular (cardio) exercise in weight loss: “Dr. Nina, I would like your take on the idea of eliminating intense cardio exercises like running for weight loss…Is there any empirical…