Let’s look at different forms of exercise and what some of our anti-ageing doctors are saying.
When we say “cardio” we are not talking about going for a brisk walk… spending a few minutes on an elliptical machine… or swimming a few laps.
“Cardio” is short for cardiovascular endurance training. It’s the idea that you have to raise your heart rate for a long duration – at least 20 minutes, and usually much more. It’s when you spend 45 minutes on a treadmill, or run for miles every day. Or take an hour-long aerobics class.
This kind of exercising to exhaustion is just not natural.
Your ancestors didn’t jog for miles at a time. They didn’t jump around for an hour doing aerobics. They had short bursts of activity – sprinting to catch food, or to avoid being food. That’s how they stayed lean and strong.
The concept of cardiovascular endurance exercise – like marathon running or aerobics – goes against how your body was built to move.
And it can hurt you in the long run.
What’s worse is the advice of today’s fitness “experts” who tell you to do cardio so that you can get into the “fat-melting zone.”
The trouble is, you don’t want to be in the fat-melting zone.
Every time you enter that zone, you’re programming your body to use fat for fuel.
You’re sending a signal that you need fat.
And your body responds by storing it up so you’ll have fuel to burn.
Let me say that again…
Cardio Can Make You Store Fat!
You see, it doesn’t matter how much fat you melt while running on the treadmill… or how many hours you spend at the gym… or whether you do one of those workout DVDs.
All that matters is what happens to your body when you stop.
When you finish a cardio workout, your body goes to work storing fat to fuel your next workout. That’s why those last few stubborn pounds never seem to come off by just doing more cardio.
The cardio is working against you. An Anti-Cardio program restores your body’s natural metabolism and re-trains your body to store energy in your muscles, just like your ancestors did…
And it reprograms your body to dump that extra fat.
Stay with us for more information in this area next week.